Resolution: Support South Denali Visitor Center at Curry Ridge
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF ALASKA, INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE SOUTH DENALI VISITOR CENTER DEVELOPMENT AT CURRY RIDGE
WHEREAS, Alaska boasts a vibrant tourism industry and should promote further growth by supporting infrastructure development throughout the state, including in State and Federal Parks; and
WHEREAS, the South Denali Visitor Center project has been subject to a lengthy review process which included input from all stakeholders including area residents, the regional Native Corporation, businesses, and park users; and
WHEREAS, the South Denali Visitor Center will create year-round recreational opportunities for park visitors; and
WHEREAS, the Curry Ridge area selected for the South Denali Visitor Center provides an optimal setting for Alaska visitors to view Mt. McKinley and offers opportunities for expanded recreational activities; and
WHEREAS, the South Denali Visitor Center development should not preclude multiple use activities on nearby lands outside Denali State Park; and
WHEREAS, the South Denali Visitor Center will relieve congestion at the popular Denali National Park and Preserve facility, which attracts over 450,000 visitors per year.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS, that:
We strongly support the development of facilities at the year-round South Denali Visitor Center at Curry Ridge.
PASSED AND APPROVED Wednesday, February 18, 2009.