Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Section 17(b) Easements in the Ahtna Region
As the Bureau of Land Management works toward completing land transfers under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), final reviews of ANSCA Section 17 (b) easements are being completed to ensure that continued access is reserved as the remaining acreage entitlements are conveyed.
In areas along the highway system that still have pending conveyances, especially within the Ahtna region (including the Copper River Basin and Cantwell areas), public interest is high.
On June 9, 2008, Ahtna provided BLM with a description of the lands the corporation most wants to receive as part of its regional entitlement under the provisions of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). This information, combined with previously identified priorities for each of the eight villages in the Ahtna region, provides a realistic picture of what lands are to be conveyed into private ownership of the Ahtna region or villages. Maps can viewed or downloaded through this site.
This site also contains links to the Notice of Proposed Easements for Ahtna regional lands and other information regarding easements. Information can also be obtained from BLM Pubic Information Centers in Glennallen, Anchorage, or Fairbanks, or by calling the Glennallen Field Office at (907) 822-3217.
Response to the BLM open house events regarding Ahtna region easements earlier this year was robust. Additional opportunities to obtain easement information will take place in September. Please join us at one of the following open house events:
17(b) Easement Public Meeting Schedule
|Community ||Location ||Time ||Date |
|Cantwell||Cantwell School||4 to 6 PM||September 9|
|Fairbanks||BLM Fairbanks District Office||4 to 7 PM||September 11|
|Eagle River||Municipality of Anchorage Meeting Room above Garcia's Cantina||4 to 6 PM||September 15|
|Valdez||Prince William Sound Community College||4 to 6 PM||September 17|
|Delta Junction||Community Hall||4 to 6 PM||September 19|
|Glennallen||BLM Glennallen Field Office||4 to 6 PM||September 22|
An easement nomination form can be downloaded along with an easement and navigability legend that can be used to submit your written comments by October 31, 2008 to BLM State Office AK96314, 17b Easement Nominations, BLM, 222 W. 7th Ave., #13, Anchorage, AK 99513. You may print out and write on a map and attach it to your comment to help provide an accurate description. You are encouraged to make detailed comments.
Frequently Asked Questions
For More Information:
Bureau of Land Management www.blm.gov/ak
Glennallen Field Office (907) 822-3217