Thursday, June 12, 2008

Land Ownership in Alaska

Question: What is the percentage of privately owned land in Alaska?

Answer: About 1%, according to the Department of Natural Resources' Land Ownership factsheet. Here are some figures about other owners of Alaska's land:

Federal government
  • 222 million acres, 60% of the total area of Alaska.
State government
  • Currently the state has received patent to approximately 90 million acres of the 105 million acres granted at statehood. This represents roughly 25% of the total area of Alaska.
Native lands
  • These are private lands held by regional and village Native corporations. 44 million acres are owned by Native corporations.
For more information on land ownership in Alaska, visit the Division of Mining, Land and Water's Web page at: http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/index.htm.

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