Chuitna River public easements

Chuitna River landmark mapThe BLM proposes to terminate the following public easements at the Chuitna River:

  • A 25-foot-wide trail easement from the Pan Am Road located in Sec. 20, T12N, R11W, SW (EIN 50 D9)
  • A one-half-acre site easement on the left bank of the Chuitna River upland of the mean high waterline in Sec. 29, T12N, R11W, SW (EIN 51 D9)

The above easements were reserved subject to federal determination of navigability when the lands were conveyed to Tyonek Native Corporation in 1991 under Section 17(b) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

The BLM has since determined that the Chuitna River does not meet the federal test of navigability, nor is it a major waterway providing access to public lands or travel between communities.

The BLM accepted written comments regarding this proposal from June 1, 2011, through July 31, 2011.  The BLM is currently reviewing those comments and will issue a decision in the near future.

For more information, contact or write to the
nchorage Field Office, 4700 BLM Road, Anchorage, AK  99507.

Please use the following links to learn more about the proposed termination of public easements at the Chuitna River:

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