The mission of the Ahtna Land and Resource Department is to protect and preserve Ahtna lands and resources for future generations of the Ahtna people. Land management will be in accordance with cultural and traditional uses and values, land protection, strategic acquisition, conservative development strategies, and principles of culturally appropriate stewardship.
Currently, Ahtna owns in fee title approximately 1,528,000 acres of land conveyed in December 1998 from an entitlement of 1,770,000 acres. Much of this land is located in the Ahtna region, which is roughly the size of the state of Ohio and is located in the Alaskan south-central interior. The Ahtna region encompasses the Copper River Basin and the Wrangell Mountains and is bordered by the Mentasta and Nutzotin Mountains to the northeast, the Alaska Range to the north, the Talkeetna Mountains to the west, and the Chugach Mountains to the south.
The Land Department is organized according to the three main types of Ahtna natural resource holdings: surface estate (including gravel), subsurface estate, and timber. All three types are managed by the department.
Land Status in the Ahtna Region
Ahtna, Inc. strives to make the land status on these maps as accurate as possible, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contents and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of these maps. Please contact the Bureau of Land Management or State of Alaska for more specific details.