From Phil and Linda Nuechterlein, Eagle River, Alaska
See Anchorage Daily News video and article links below. The actual printed newspaper article headline says “Pack llamas get OK after proposed ban in Alaska national parks – Fear of disease transmission to wild animals appears to be unfounded” and “Llamas: Nuechterleins and their pack animals can continue to traverse park”
Our sincere thanks to all of you that commented and assisted us with overcoming this proposed llama ban. This could not have been accomplished without all your support from the lower 48. Very few comments came in from Alaska because there are so few of us up here that pack with llamas. NPS was quite surprised by the quantity and quality of the comments that they received from the lower 48.
Special thanks to Scott Woodruff (Lander Llamas) and Stan Ebel (Buckhorn Llamas) who were very knowledgeable and helpful.