BLM-Alaska issues patents for over 379,000 acres
The Bureau of Land Management on Aug. 30 issued patents for just over 379,758 acres.
BLM-Alaska State Director Bud Cribley said, “BLM-Alaska is committed to the efficient transfer of lands in order to complete the land transfer program in Alaska.”
BLM transferred these lands out of the public domain under the provisions of the Alaska Statehood Act and the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
Patents issued Aug. 30 included 9,249 acres to The Kuskokwim Corporation south of the Kuskokwim River, 182,290 acres to the State of Alaska east of the Kuskokwim River, 127.549 acres to Kugkaktlik Limited, the ANCSA corporation for the village of Kipnuk and 60,670 acres to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc.
BLM-Alaska surveys and conveys lands in Alaska mainly under three statutes: the Native Allotment Act of 1906; the Alaska Statehood Act, and the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The work being done to implement these laws is collectively called the Alaska Land Transfer Program. When completed, over 150 million acres, approximately 42 percent of the land area in Alaska, will have been transferred from federal to state and private ownership.