United States Can’t Regulate Private Land In National Park System, Hunter Argues

(December 4, 2015, 12:18 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Because Alaska’s navigable waters and land owned by other parties, including Native Americans, are not “public lands” under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), the National Park Service (NPS) cannot regulate them as though they were part of an NPS conservation system unit, a moose hunter told the U.S. Supreme Court Nov. 16 in a brief on the merits (John Sturgeon v. Sue Masica, et al., No. 14-1209, U.S. Sup.; 2015 U.S. S. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 4210).

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