Section 17(d)(1) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) authorized the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw and reserve lands for study and classification. These withdrawals closed the lands to disposal and appropriation under public land laws, including mining and mineral leasing laws.

The Alaska Land Transfer Acceleration Act of 2004 required the Secretary of the Interior to complete a report to Congress by June 2006 which would identify "d-1" lands that might be opened to appropriation under public land laws. This report, prepared with public notice and comment, contains recommendations and is advisory only. The BLM’s land use planning process currently serves as the means to assess resource values and make recommendations for opening "d-1" lands to public land laws.

 A copy of the report can be viewed at these BLM offices:

  • Alaska State Office
    Public Information Center
    222 W. 7th Ave
    Anchorage, Alaska 
    Phone: 907-271-5960

  • Fairbanks District Office
    Public Information Center
    222 University Ave
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Phone: 907-474-2251

  • Glennallen Field Office
    Mile 186.5 Glenn Highway
    Glennallen, Alaska
    Phone: 907-822-3217

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Kathy Van Massenhove
Realty Specialist

Phone: 907-271-4216