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Stand Up and Speak Out!

June 27, 2012

Lisa Rae Stevenson, a long time Chickaloon resident, is a mother fighting to hold Riversdale Alaska accountable for their promises to local homeowners.  In response to recent helicopter traffic over her home and farm, Lisa sent the following letter to Riversdale Alaska representatives, Assembly members, and other media outlets.

This is what she had to say:

Hi, I’m writing to lodge a formal complaint about helicopter traffic associated with your project in Chickaloon. My land is the big square that acts like a peninsula into the holding.

I have lived here year-round for more than 16 years and am raising small children, in addition to free ranging livestock. My husband and I own and operate a commercial air taxi and big-game guiding business.

Russ Dann told us at the last community council meeting that private property would not be flown over. In the last two or three days, my home has been flown over at low altitudes at least a half dozen times.

The last time it was way too low, maybe 100 feet above the treetops and directly over my cabin and farm. I filed a report with the FAA right away and will not stand for this.

I promise that I will do everything I can to keep you from destroying our neighborhood and way of life. You would do best to follow up on your promises. Keep away from our home.

Lisa Stevenson, Chickaloon


This is a picture of a Riversdale helicopter flying over private property in Chickaloon:










Lisa serves as a great example of a local resident protecting her family and property against a mining company that chooses their own convenience over the needs of homeowners.

If you live in Chickaloon and are experiencing similar problems, speak out!

Email the following individuals with your concerns:

Michelle Johnson, Community Relations for Riversdale Alaska:

Russell Dann, Project Manager for Riversdale Alaska:

Warren Keogh, Assembly Rep for Chickaloon:

Heather Resz, Editor for Frontiersman:



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