Alaska Public Rooms

Welcome to the BLM Alaska Public Rooms in Anchorage and Fairbanks! Our friendly staff are available to answer questions about mining claims, records, and recreation sites. While here, pick up brochures and maps to plan your next adventure! We also have a variety of online resources and are happy to assist over the phone. 

Public Rooms have an in-person service aspect and an online services/helpful links gateway to frequently requested info. Call ahead and make an appointment to talk to our talented resource staff.

In-person services: 

  • Payment of mining claim fees and filing of paperwork 

  • Casefiles: associated with Native allotment applications, State of Alaska selection applications, Regional and Village corporation selection applications, mining claim applications and more 

  • Informational Books and Reference Material including Audit of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, Code of Federal Regulations, Oil and Gas Leases in Seward Peninsula, Public Land Laws of Alaska, Townsite Tract Books, Resource Management Plans, and NEPA documents. 

  • Conveyance Documents such as Interim Conveyances (ICs), Patents, Native Allotment Certificates. 

  • Survey Information including plats (Rectangular Net Surveys, U.S. Surveys, State Tideland and Townsite Surveys) as well as survey field notes.

  • Aperture Cards containing copies of old patents, certificates, and surveys not available online.   

  • Brochures and posters galore! Recreation, mining, wildlife, and more. 

  • America the Beautiful Passes 

  • Every Kid in a Park Passes 

Online resources and services

Land Records and Legal Research

Spatial Data Management System (SDMS)

Lands, Minerals and Realty Interactive Map 

GLO Records 


Public Land Orders

IBLA Decisions  

BLM NEPA Register   

Alaska Interactive Maps

USGS Earth Explorer

U.S. Government Bookstore 


Alaska Recreation Activities 

Maps and Georeferenced Maps

Federal Subsistence Hunting

ADFG Hunting & Fishing

White Mountains National Recreation Area Information 

Collecting Fossils and Artifacts

USGS Store - Maps


Alaska Mining Information

Annual Mining Claim Forms

State of Alaska Mining forms

Passes - Skip the line and buy online!

America the Beautiful Passes - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 sites of incomparable wonder across the United States. It covers entrance fees at National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges, as well as standard amenity fees (day use) at lands managed by the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and the Army Corps of Engineers. Passes include the Annual Pass, Military Annual Pass (Current Military and Dependents), Military Lifetime Pass (Gold Star Families and Veterans), Volunteer Pass, Senior Annual Pass, Senior Lifetime Pass, and Access Pass. Please remember when making your purchase that Interagency Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable, cannot be extended and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. 

Every Kid in a Park Passes  

Alaska State Park Pass 

Matsu Borough Rec Pass

Through the searchable Public Room list below, find and download frequently requested documents.  





Alaska Public Information Center 
222 West 7th Ave. #13
Anchorage, AK 99513
Located on the 1st Floor

TTY Relay: 711

Hours: Monday-Friday 
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Fairbanks Public Room 
222 University Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709

TTY Relay: 711

Hours:  Monday-Friday 
7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Alaska Native Vietnam Era Veteran Allotment Program

Applications will be accepted between Dec. 28, 2020 and Dec. 29, 2025, for the Alaska Native Vietnam-era Veterans Land Allotment Program of 2019. The program provides the opportunity for eligible Vietnam-era veterans or their heirs to select 2.5 to 160 acres of Federal land in Alaska under the 2019 Dingell Act. The program is open to all eligible Alaska Natives who served between Aug. 5, 1964, and Dec. 31, 1971, and it removes the requirement for personal use or occupancy mandated under previous laws. Those receiving allotments under previous programs are ineligible.

Vietnam Service Ribbon

BLM has no lands available for homesteading or sale! 

All federal land programs related to homesteading in Alaska ended in 1986 per the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). If you are interested in buying public land in Alaska, visit the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources Land Sales website.

Public Room Conduct

BLM Public Rooms provide a space for visitors to learn about and engage with the multiple uses on the lands managed by the BLM. We operate with a culture of professionalism and respect that makes our Public Rooms a welcoming place for all. Firearms and weapons are prohibited in federal buildings according to 41 CFR 102-24.440. Threats to life and property will be taken seriously.