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Release Date: 10/28/13
Contacts: KJ Mushovic    
News Release No. 13-32

BLM fulfills final Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act entitlement for Oceanside Corporation

ANCHORAGE - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today made an important land transfer to Oceanside Corporation, completing the corporation's land entitlement under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA).  Oceanside Corporation was formed under ANCSA to represent the Alaska Native village of Perryville.
The signing ceremony was held in Anchorage.  Oceanside's corporate board was present, as well as attorney Sam Fortier and Francisca Demoski from Bristol Bay regional corporation.  BLM-Alaska State Director Bud C. Cribley signed the final patent for 6,880 acres.
Oceanside Corporation received its first conveyances under ANCSA from BLM in February, 1978.  With this patent, Oceanside Corporation received just over 93,926 acres of land in the vicinity of Perryville on the Alaska Peninsula.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 10-30-2013