A little over three years ago, the Department of Natural Resources recognized that the status quo for permitting wasn’t working.
More than 2,600 of our permits and authorizations were backlogged, to the detriment of many businesses and individual Alaskans seeking to access state lands and resources, and to the detriment of our economy.
In 2011, DNR committed to Gov. Parnell and the Legislature to drive down the backlog. In return, they supplied additional personnel and resources to DNR.