Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Plans > Natural Resource Management Units

Plan Overview

  • The Natural Resource Management Unit Plan (NRMU Plan) is the Borough’s comprehensive land management plan that contains goals, guidelines, management intent and land use classification for land and resource use.
  • The Plan contains the Borough Forest Management Plan and meets the requirements of MSB 23.20.060.
  • The NRMU Plan includes 22 blocks of land totaling about 167,000 acres; All of which are currently in Natural Resource Management Units.
  • The Fish Creek Management Plan has been repealed and replaced. The Fish Creek Management Unit will be managed similar to other borough owned land.
  • Preparation of the plan update included:
    • Scientific and technical review
    • Review of present uses of the lands
    • Analysis of potential material sites
    • Review and incorporation of existing land-use and comprehensive plans
    • 30-day public review/comment period
    • Review by the Agriculture Advisory Board
  • The Plan Update included a review and refinement of:
    • Goals
    • Management Intent
    • Land Use Classifications

o  Classification was updated to reflect current classifications

  • Land Use Designations
  • Management Guidelines
  • Best Management Practices
  • Figure numbers were revised to simple sequential numbers for clarity.

Appendices were reduced based on relevancy and need