Aerial view of Copper River with Mt Drum.Wooden trim

Land Use Permits

Come and explore Ahtna lands by purchasing a Land Use Permit today.

The use of Ahtna lands requires a Land Use Permit, which are issued on a yearly (January through December) basis. You can download the Ahtna Regional Map app before visiting the region to help determine who owns the land you are exploring.

The Land Department can be contacted during the week (Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) at 907-822-3476 and on the weekends June thru September (Saturday-Sunday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) at 907-227-7742.

Purchasing Permits Offline

Permits can also be purchased:

  • In-person during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at Ahtna Corporate Headquarters, which is located at MP 115 Richardson Highway.
  • Through the mail – purchasers can send their request for a permit to be mailed to them to: Ahtna, Inc. Land Department PO Box 649 Glennallen, AK 99588.
  • By phone with a valid credit card and email address at (907) 822-3476.

Day-use and overnight-camping permits may also be purchased at select pay stations located on Ahtna lands as well as from our Natural Resource Technicians, who are charged with monitoring and patrolling certain tracts of Ahtna lands. Please go to the team page to see the list of NRTs and the areas they cover.

Ahtna’s Permitted Hunting & Fishing Guides (2023)

Commercial Permits

Commercial Permits for the Gulkana River and Klutina River have a maximum number of Commercial Permits available annually. Commercial Vendor Permits require a written proposal – see Land Use Vendor Resources above. For information and questions regarding Commercial Permits, please contact the Land Department at 907-822-3476.

Approval of Permits

  • Ahtna reserves the right to withhold approval of any permit request.
  • Ahtna also reserves the right to end all permitting of predator control/hunting within Ahtna lands at any time, should large prey/predator ratios reach sustainable numbers. This determination will be made prior to issuing annual predator control/hunting permits.
  • Please remember that Ahtna lands are private lands and are subject to the jurisdiction of the State of Alaska; therefore, all hunting activity must be conducted in accordance with State wildlife, hunting and fishing regulations. It is your responsibility to ensure you are in compliance with State laws and regulations while performing such activity on Ahtna land.
  • There is no berry picking permitted on Ahtna lands.
  • Cantwell lands are closed during moose hunting season, but permits may still be purchased to cross Ahtna lands to reach other hunting areas on public lands.