Stories From the Field: Alaska
The BLM manages 75 million surface acres in Alaska, more than 30% of all BLM-managed lands. The relative newness of the state, its unique legislative history, magnificent and vast landscapes, minimal infrastructure, and sheer bounty of its natural resources set the stage for a unique program of public land management.
Alaska Land Transfer
By Ramona Chinn and Christy Favorite
About 10 years after Alaska became a state, the discovery of huge oil reserves on the North Slope prompted a call for development. Before development could commence, however, Congress had to address the Alaskan Native land claims.
By Kevin Keeler
The Iditarod National Historic Trail is unique in Alaskan and American history. Once one of the main lifelines between frontier Alaskan boom towns, much of it now crosses a vast boreal landscape abandoned to nature's ways.