Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Plans > Sand and Gravel Resources

Plan Overview

This gravel asset management plan identifies parcels that contain commercial quantities of sand and gravel and that are socially and economically feasible to develop. This is the first phase of the project; MSB staff will issue notices to community councils and other adjacent landowners. Responses will be incorporated into the final project report.

Plan Justification

The MSB designed this plan as an inventory, for the purpose of classifying parcels as "material lands" and to update its material resource inventory. Nominated parcels had to meet three criteria: • be within one mile of an access corridor (road, rail, or water); • contain commercial quantities of sand and gravel; and • be economically feasible to develop. The Borough's core area west of Palmer was excluded from the study area.