Site Management
The material site is administered by the KPB Land Management Division. The division will issue all permits / contracts for the sale of sand and gravel material. The primary objective is to provide small quantities of gravel to the general public using a permit / contract system. Commercial quantity requests for gravel may be considered on a case-by-case basis with preference given to local Cooper Landing community projects. Such sales shall be negotiated.

The borough will monitor extraction activities and will expand the extraction area on an as-needed basis.

Site Location
This site is located in the Cooper Landing area at approximately Mile Post 2.5 on the south side of Snug Harbor Road. See Site Plan for the location of site facilities. Signs will be posted to guide site activities.

A person must obtain a permit before extracting gravel material. 

Permit Application

1 to 300 cubic yards: $3.25/cubic yard, plus 3% sales tax. 

More than 300 cubic yards: May be negotiated however this material site is managed primarily for the purpose of making small quantities of materials available for local land improvement needs.

Hours Of Operation
This site shall be opened in the spring and closed in late fall. The site will be gated and closed except during times of permitted use. Permit holders are required to close the gate when leaving the site.

Material Extraction
A permit holder is responsible to use their own equipment to extract, load, and transport gravel off site or make arrangements with an equipment operator to perform this task. No material testing was conducted to determine the quality of the gravel, percentage of silt, or gradation. Any graded material stored on site is the property of the Kenai Peninsula Borough and is not to be removed by permit holders.

Site Operations
The location, working face, direction of expansion, and limits of material extraction shall be identified by signs posted on site. Gravel extraction shall occur incrementally using a cell pattern so as to use the entire working face before expanding further (see Cell Extraction Plan, drawing). The working area shall have slopes no steeper than a 1:1.5 ratio. Exterior side slopes shall not exceed a 3:1 ratio. Excavation depth shall be restricted to 2 feet above the water table unless otherwise directed. This site shall include a minimum setback of 100 (one hundred) feet from Snug Harbor Road and a minimum setback of 10 (ten) feet from the boundary of the Chugach Electric, Quartz Creek Substation.

Site Closing / Reclamation
After the site is exhausted, material extraction activities shall be terminated. The site shall be reclaimed in a manner so as to prepare it for supporting light industrial development. The site shall be closed to entry until such development or another use is established. Reclamation may include bench and contour grading, vegetative planting, and other erosion control measures to stabilize the site and adjacent lands. Reclamation shall have no negative affect on the natural surroundings, drainage patterns, or surrounding land use. The optimum use for this site is to reclaim it so as to support light industrial development as recommended by the 1996 Land Use Plan.

 Woody Debris Disposal
The Cooper Landing - Snug Harbor Material Site accepts the disposal of burnable wood-based products.  A permit is required for disposals that exceed one (1) pick-up load per day.

Below is a list of acceptable materials that can be  disposed of as well as a list for prohibited materials.  Prohibited materials should be properly disposed of at a Solid Waste facility.  A waste transfer facility is located in the Cooper Landing area at approximately Mile Post 44 of the Sterling Highway.  This transfer facility only accepts non-hazardous solid waste.

Tree Stumps Non-Organic Materials
Limbs Metals
Slash Plastics
Brush Hazardous Waste
Burnable Wood Based Products Liquids Of Any Kind
Animal Carcasses
Fish Waste
Septic Waste
Earthen Materials (Including Drilling Muds)
No  Trash Shall Be Buried On Site

 The borough will monitor disposal actvities and schedule a burn of wood materials on an as-needed basis.