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Alaska State Office
Release Date: 12/06/13
Contacts: Erin Curtis, (907) 271-4418,    
News Release No. 13-36

BLM fulfills final Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act entitlement for New Stuyahok

ANCHORAGE – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today made an important land transfer to Stuyahok Limited that completes the corporation’s land entitlement under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). Stuyahok Limited was formed under ANCSA to represent the Alaska Native village of New Stuyahok.
The signing ceremony was held at the Bristol Bay Village Leadership Workshop held at the Hilton Hotel in Anchorage. The ceremony was attended by several representatives of the region including: Joe Chythlook, Chairman; Bristol Bay Native Corporation and Moxie Andrew, Jr., President and Land Planner; Stuyahok Limited Village Corporation. Ronald Dunton, Bureau of Land Management-Alaska Deputy State Director for the Division of Lands and Cadastral, signed the final patent for 1,116.41 acres.

Stuyahok Limited received its first conveyance under ANCSA in 1980 from BLM. With this patent, Stuyahok Limited received just over 119,041.84 acres of land on and near the Nushagak River in Western Alaska.

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.

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