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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Alaska State Office
 
Release Date: 07/15/14
Contacts: KJ Mushovic, 907-271-3322, kjmushovic@blm.gov    
News Release No. 14-33

BLM fulfills final Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act entitlement for Native Village of Lower Kalskag


ANCHORAGE -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has made an important land transfer to The Kuskokwim Corporation this week, fulfilling the land entitlement for the Native Village of Lower Kalskag.  With the signing of the final patent for 560 acres, the corporation’s land entitlement under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act is now fulfilled for the Native Village of Lower Kalskag.
 
Lower Kalskag is one of ten villages that merged in 1977, forming The Kuskokwim Corporation. The corporation has received just over 92,162 acres of land surrounding the village of Lower Kalskag, which is located on the north bank of the Kuskokwim River, northeast of Bethel.


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 manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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