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ANNOUNCEMENTS: 
21 November 2014
REMINDER:

When you are signing in, if the area(s) you want to go do not show up as an option, this is because they are closed due to military training and unavailable for recreation. Pick another area to go that is open, or try back later. Current open and closed areas are listed on the 'Areas' tab.

8 October 2014
A NOTE FOR USERS THAT LOG IN AND OUT BY PHONE:
​Some users have reported problems with the toll free number for logging in and out of the iSportsman system (855-703-9176). As an alternative, a local number has been set up:
907-202-5091. This number can be used to log in and out.

5 August 2014
REMINDER, STAY SAFE IN BEAR COUNTRY:

JBER has a healthy population of both brown and black bears. Remember to take precautions when you are recreating in areas where encountering a bear is possible, including JBER. The most effective deterrent against bears is bear spray. Bear spray is readily available and has been shown to be highly effective against both black and brown bears. It is also best to recreate with someone else rather that alone. Talking while you are recreating is a good way to avoid surprising a bear. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has additional information on wildlife safety on their website.

A Few Notes to All JBER iSportsman Users:
When you register for an iSportsman recreational access permit you are only able to enter your user name and password. Once privacy act permissions are in place you will be able to modify your profile to include email, address, etc. When this becomes available we will post further information.

Training areas are closed from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am. You may not sign-in to recreate until 6:00 am. Don't forget to sign-out at the end of your visit.


*The US Government will not be liable for any damage or injury to equipment, persons, or property resulting from the use or participation in any recreational activity on JBER lands.  Anyone who engages in recreational and natural resource harvesting activities, do so completely at their own risk.  Recreational users and those harvesting natural resources are financially liable for damage to government or private property resulting from their activities.


 


Welcome to the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson iSportsman

iSportsman is an interactive recreational access management system developed to facilitate the relationship between Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) and those members of the public who wish to recreate on JBER training lands. This website serves as a way to distribute information about our program while providing members of the public with the opportunity to sign up for a recreational access permit online. Visitors can also sign up for a recreational access permit by using one of the kiosks located inside the JBER Visitor's Centers. Once a recreational user has obtained a permit, the iSportsman system provides an easy and efficient way for the user to check into and out of training areas either by phone or internet.

 

To register for an iSportsman recreational access permit, click 'Registration' on the above navigation bar.

To gain access to JBER you must also stop at either of the Front Gate Visitor's Centers to be vetted for base access. Individuals failing the vetting process will not be allowed onto JBER. If you have questions regarding installation access requirements, see the Security Forces personnel at the Visitor's Centers or call 552-5665.


Already registered? Click 'Sign-in/Sign-out' on the above navigation bar or call 855-703-9176 or 907-202-5091 to begin recreating. Please be aware that training areas and activities are updated on a daily basis so when you sign-in, the areas and activities shown are an accurate representation of what is available for that day.

All visitors must sign-out at the end of their visit. If visitors fail to sign-out, authorities will assume that the visitors are still in the training areas and possibly in danger and/or in need of assistance and will proceed to initiate a search; actions which could result in loss of recreational access privileges.

***Please be aware that all snow machines and ORVs operated on JBER lands must be insured. There is no ORV use permitted on JBER-Elmendorf.***


MWR Facilities

iSportsman is intended to be used for recreating in the undeveloped portions of JBER. Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) facilities and functional areas are exempt from the iSportsman system. For information regarding the use of the MWR facilities on JBER such as the chalets and fitness centers please contact the MWR office here:
www.elmendorf-richardson.com.

Questions? Review frequently asked questions here.


Installation Overview

 

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) is located within the Municipality of Anchorage in south-central Alaska. The 74,000 acre installation is bordered on the east by the community of Eagle River and Chugach State Park, on the south by the Bureau of Land Management Campbell tract and Stuckagain Heights, on the southwest by Bicentennial Park and the communities of Muldoon, Mountain View, and Government Hill, and on the north and west by the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet.

It is the responsibility of the 673 Civil Engineering Squadron Natural Resources Office to effectively manage the lands, waters, and air space to support the JBER mission and guarantee continued access to its lands, waters, and air space for realistic military training and to sustain the long-term ecological integrity of the resources base and the ecosystem services it provides. It is in support of this responsibility and in fulfillment of the Sikes Act that the Natural Resources Office is working to develop an Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP).

The principal purpose of Department of Defense (DoD) lands, according to DoD Instruction 4715.3, Environmental Conservation, is "to support mission related activities...DoD lands and waters shall be made available to the public for educational or recreational use of natural resources when such access is compatible with military mission activities, ecosystem sustainability, and other considerations such as security, safety, and fiscal soundness." Accordingly, the overall goal of conservation management on JBER is to manage base lands and natural resources in such a way as to support the DoD mission while promoting biodiversity and ecosystem health, protecting natural and cultural resources, and, when and where appropriate, providing commodities on a sustainable basis.

To view the Interim INRMP click here.


Sikes Act

 

The Sikes Act, as amended through 2003, is the cornerstone legislative mandate that provides for natural resources management on Department of Defense (DoD) Lands. The Sikes Act (16 USC 670a-670o, 74 Stat. 1052) was enacted into United States law on September 15, 1960 as a means to promote effectual planning, development, maintenance, and coordination of wildlife, fish, and game conservation and rehabilitation in military reservations.

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Safety on JBER

Buckle up! You must always wear seat belts while in a vehicle on JBER.

Use of cell phones is prohibited while operating a vehicle on JBER.

For current road conditions on JBER you can call the JBER Information Line (552-INFO/4636), check the JBER web page: www.jber.af.mil, Facebook, and Twitter sites.

 


Contact Us

 

For questions regarding the JBER iSportsman recreational access system, please click here.

For questions regarding DBIDS, please click here.