Nancy Lake State Recreation Area Management Planning


Nancy Lake Canoe Trail

Since the last Nancy Lake State Recreation Area (NLSRA) Management Plan was finalized in 1983, much has changed. The population of the Matanuska Valley and Anchorage bowl has grown and development of private land on lakes adjacent to and within the recreational area has resulted in increased use and impacts on area resources.  As more remote parcels are developed in the area, there is increasing pressure to provide convenient access to private lands. Additionally, the number of docks and other structures within the water bodies of NLSRA has risen dramatically and changed the character of the adjacent public lands.

In an effort to address these issues, the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation has initiated a planning effort to revise the 1983 NLSRA plan. The revised plan will provide management guidelines, recommendations for facility development within NLSRA and will identify opportunities to enhance recreational opportunities and access.

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On May 19, 2016 the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources adopted the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area Management Plan. The Public Review Draft of this plan, as modified by the Recommended Revisions, constitute the final adopted plan by the Commissioner. This plan supersedes the 1983 Nancy Lake State Recreation Area Master Plan. The final draft of the complete plan can be found below.

 

Final Plan


Complete Plan 

Complete Plan (text only) - Blank pages and maps have been removed from text documents to save on file size.

Preface - Complete Text

Includes: Cover / Title Page / Signature Page / Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Introduction - Complete Text

Includes: Summary / Plan Purpose / Overview / Nancy Lake State Recreation Area Purpose / Nancy Lake State Recreation Site Purpose / Mission Statement / Alaska State Park System: Statewide Framework / Land and Water Conservation Fund / Reasons for Revision / Authorities / Planning Processes / Plan Period / Table of State Park Unit Characteristics / Table of Guidelines for Activities within Land-Use Zones  

Map 1: Location of Nancy Lake State Recreation Area & Site
Map 2: Generalized Land Ownership

Chapter 2: Natural and Human Environment - Complete Text

Includes: Introduction / Natural Environment / Table of Stocked Lakes / Human Environment

Map 3: Soils
Map 4: Vegetation
Map 5: Anadromous Fish Distribution

Chapter 3: Issues – Complete Text

Includes: Introduction / Issues

Chapter 4: Goals and Objectives – Complete Text

Includes: Issue Specific Goals and Objectives / Area-wide Goals

Chapter 5: Area-wide Intent, Guidelines and Standards – Complete Text

Includes: Introduction / Applicability to Private Land / Area-wide Management Intent / Area-Wide Guidelines and Standards

Map 6: Property Storage & Boat Moorage Sites

Chapter 6: Land Use Zones, Management Guidelines and Compatibility of Uses, and Permit Categories – Complete Text

Includes: Introduction / Land Use Zones / Management Guidelines and Compatibility of Uses / Permit Categories / Use Compatibility Table / Compatibility Conditions

Map 7: Land Use Zones & Management Units

Chapter 7: Unit Specific Intent and Management and Facility Recommendations – Complete Text

Includes: Introduction / Lakes Unit / Nancy Lake Parkway Unit / NLSRS Unit / Northern Unit

Map 8: Lakes Unit
Map 9: Nancy Lake Parkway Unit
Map 10: Nancy Lake State Recreation Site Unit
Map 11: Northern Unit

Chapter 8: Implementation – Complete Text

Includes: Implementation of Facility and Trail Recommendations / Land Acquisition / Permitting Authorities / Plan Review and Modification / Project Phasing / Proposed Regulations / Recommended Staffing

Map 12: Proposed Park Additions & Land Acquisitions

Appendices – Complete Text

Includes: Glossary / Nancy Lake State Recreation Area Specific Statutes and Regulations / Trail Plan: Nancy Lake State Recreation Area and Nancy Lake State Recreation Site / Nancy Lake State Recreation Area Questionnaire Summary / Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation Trail Management Policy – Effective 3/10/2009