ANCSA 17(b) Easements Brochure
17(b) easements are rights reserved to the United States. They take the form of 60-foot-wide roads, 25- and 50-foot trails, and one-acre sites for short-term uses. These rights are reserved when the BLM conveys land to a Native corporation* under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). Most 17(b) easements are reserved to allow the public to cross private property to reach public lands and major waterways. Using 17(b) easements does not allow the public to use the private lands these easements cross.
This brochure answers frequently asked questions about 17(b) easements and provides contact information for federal and state land agencies as well as Native Regional Corporations.