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FEDERAL PUBLIC LAND PLANNING:

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Forest Service (USFS)

National Park Service (NPS)

Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
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STATE PUBLIC LAND PLANNING:

Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR)
Division of Forestry (DOF)
Division of Mining, Land & Water (DMLW)
Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation (DPOR)

Alaska Dept of Fish and Game (ADFG)
Habitat Division

Office of the Governor
Coastal Management Program (CMP)

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Alaska Native Corporations

 

Planning Alaska's
Public Lands:
The Alaska Planning Directory

Table 1
ALASKA LAND OWNERSHIP
in the years 1960 and 2000*
(in Millions of Acres)

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Ownership in 1960

% of
Alaska

Ownership in 2000

% of
Alaska

Federal Lands

374.00

100

242.00

65

Public Domain Lands

290.30

78

61.40

16

National Parks, Refuges, and Forests

46.90

13

150.50

40

National Wildlife Refuges

18.70

5

76.50

20

National Parks, Preserves, Monuments

7.50

2

52.00

14

National Forests and Monuments

20.70

6

22.00

6

Nat'l Conservation and Recreation Areas

0

0

2.20

1

National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

23.00

6

23.00

6

Military Reserves

2.60

1

1.80

0

Native Reserves

4.10

1

0.08

0

Other Withdrawals

7.50

2

2.60

1

State Lands

0.00

0

89.50

24

General State Lands

0.00

0

77.90

21

Legislatively-Designated Areas

0.00

0

11.30

3

Parks

0.00

0

3.30

1

Refuges, Sanctuaries, Crit.Habitat

0.00

0

3.20

1

Forests

0.00

0

2.20

1

Other Special Categories

0.00

0

2.60

1

Mental Health Trust (MHT) land

1.00

0

1.00

0

University of Alaska Lands

0.15

0

0.17

0

Municipal Lands

0.00

0

0.66

0

Total Public Land

374.00

100

331.50

89

Total Private Lands

0.50

0

40.09

11

Alaska Native Corporation Lands

0.00

0

37.40

10

Other Private

0.50

0

2.69

1

Federal Land Programs

0.50

0

1.80

0

State Land Programs

0.00

0

0.75

0

Municipal Land Sales

0.00

0

0.14

0

Total: Public and Private Land**

374.50

100

371.59

99

 

*Source: Hull, T and L. Leask. 2000. Dividing Alaska, 1867-2000: Changing Land Ownership and Management. Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage. http://www.iser.uaa.alaska.edu/WhatsCool/WhatsCool.htm , then click on "Dividing Alaska."

** Acreage figures differ slightly because some agencies count submerged lands and others do not. Therefore, the amounts cited in individual categories do not total to exactly 375 million acres, the size most commonly cited for Alaska.

 

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