Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Public Notice > Public Hearing Notice for Renaming a Geographic Feature: Lion Head to Natsede’aayi

Notice Type Public Notice

Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Office of History and Archaeology submitted a geographic name proposal under MSB 15.04.025 to officially rename “Lion Head” to the Ahtna name for this feature: “Natsede’aayi.”  This feature is a large mountain located at Milepost 106 of the Glenn Highway at the junction of Caribou Creek and the Matanuska River, within Township 20 North, Range 10 East, Sections 32 & 33, Seward Meridian.

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing concerning the proposal on Monday, June 5, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in the Borough Assembly Chambers at 350 E. Dahlia Avenue in Palmer.  This may be the only presentation of this item before the Planning Commission, and you are invited to attend.  The public may provide verbal testimony at the meeting or telephonically by calling 1-855-290-3803.

Proposal materials may be viewed online at by clicking “All Public Notices & Announcements.”  For additional information, contact Peggy Horton, Planner II, at 907-861-7862.  Provide written comments by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to MSB Development Services Division, 350 E. Dahlia Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645.

Comments are due on or before May 12, 2023, and will be included in the Planning Commission packet for the commissioner’s review and information.  Please be advised that comments received from the public after that date will not be included in the staff report but will be provided to the Commission at the meeting.