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Land Management Team

Joe Bovee, Vice President of Land & Resources

Mr. Bovee oversees the realty portion of the Land Department, including easements and rights of way, sand and gravel contracts, land subdivision, property leases, land purchases, ANCSA 14(c) adjudication and compliance. The Vice President also deals directly with the merged villages to address merger-related, surface-estate issues. Ahtna’s Lands Department oversees and coordinates management of surface lands by villages under contract with the Land Department. In addition, Mr. Bovee is responsible for evaluating, inventorying and aggressively promoting and marketing the Corporation’s natural resources.

Contact for Issues Related to:

  • Working with Ahtna to develop the corporation’s natural resources.
  • Commercial development opportunities on Ahtna land.
  • Inquiries regarding merged villages and sub-surface estates.

Contact Information

PO Box 649
Glennallen, AK 99588
Office: 907-822-3476
Fax: 907-822-3495
Email: jbovee@ahtna-inc.com


John Leonhart, Land & Resource Manager

John Leonhart supervises the seasonal and full-time Natural Resource Technician staff.

Contact for Issues Related to:

  • Wildlife, forestry and natural resource projects.
  • Management of natural resources of Ahtna Lands.
  • Inquiries regarding Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping.

Contact Information

PO Box 649
Glennallen, AK 99588
Office: 907-822-3476
Fax: 907-822-3495
Email: jleonhart@ahtna.net


Gloria Stickwan, Customary & Traditional & Environmental Coordinator

Gloria Stickwan reviews proposed regulations for both federal and State of Alaska Departments of Fish and Game and brings recommended comments to the Cultural and Traditional Use Committee.

Contact for Issues Related to:

  • Environmental issues in the region and the Community Subsistence Harvest.

Contact Information

PO Box 649
Glennallen, AK 99588
Office: 907-822-8137
Fax: 907-822-3495
Email: gstickwan@ahtna-inc.com


Natural Resource Technicians (NRTs)

Natural Resource Technicians, or NRTs, are tasked with patrolling and protecting Ahtna lands from trespass, disposal of waste, junk vehicles, garbage and hazardous materials. NRT’s also monitor hunting and fishing activities, unauthorized removal of resources and theft or damage to cultural and historical sites. NRTs regularly patrol the Ahtna region using various modes of transportation, including but not limited to 4X4 trucks, ATVs, UAVs, snowmachines, boats, and fixed wing aircraft. NRTs are usually the main points of contact with members of the public. All NRTs are capable of issuing ‘Ahtna Land Use Permits’ both in the field and in the office, for people wishing to respectfully utilize Ahtna lands.

Contact for Issues Related to:

  • Concerns regarding activity on Ahtna lands.
  • Trail locations and conditions.
  • Fish and wildlife questions.

Contact Information

Scott DeBruyne (Forestry)
sdebruyne@ahtna.net

Ray Stickwan
rstickwan@ahtna.net

Tammany George (Cantwell NRT)
tgeorge@ahtna.net

Trenton Culp (Wildlife)
tculp@ahtna.net


For immediate attention, please call the Alaska State Troopers at 907-822-3263 in Glennallen or 907-768-2202 in Cantwell.