Katlian Bay Road
|Client:||Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities|
|Components:||NEPA, Scenery Resource Asessment, Visual Simulation|
The Alaska Department of Transportation (ADOT) is proposing to extend Halibut Point Road nine miles from the Starrigaven Recreation Area to the head of Katlian Bay. This new remote road corridor transects a variety of land managed by the USDA Forest Service, Native Corporations, and the State of Alaska. As part of the permitting process ADOT is developing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine the project impacts on USFS lands and to meet the Forest Plan requirements including scenery resources. Corvus Design is responsible for the scenery resources component of the EA including the inventory, analysis, developing three dimensional visual simulations, and developing mitigation to ensure the project meets the Scenic Integrity Objectives as set by the USDA Forest Service's Scenery Management System (SMS) and the Tongass Forest Plan. Corvus Design is also providing recreation design support to the road engineers, planning and designing day use recreation areas, OHV facilities, trailheads and scenic overlooks.