Vehicle Restriction on Vallenar Bay Road [Gravina Island] Starting Sep. 1st - P.O.W. Report

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Vehicle Restriction on Vallenar Bay Road [Gravina Island] Starting Sep. 1st

The Alaska DNR- Division of Forestry (DOF) will be imposing public vehicle restrictions on Vallenar Bay Road on Gravina Island near Ketchikan starting September 1, 2020.

The intermittent restrictions will be in effect during harvest operations over the next three years, and are intended to help ensure the safety of both the public and a contractor conducting timber harvests associated with the Vallenar Bay Good Neighbor Authority Timber Sale in the Tongass National Forest and Southeast State Forest, as well as a timber sale on University of Alaska lands on the north end of Gravina Island, said Greg Staunton, the division’s Ketchikan Area forester.

The Vallenar Bay Road was built in 2016-18 to provide access for timber harvest and to accommodate coordinated commercial forest traffic. It is a one-lane road approximately eight miles long, beginning at the old sawmill area at the Gravina Island Industrial Complex. It has seen notable public use for remote recreation and deer hunting on Gravina Island, located across the Tongass Narrows from Ketchikan. The road system is accessed by the Ketchikan Airport ferry.

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