The use of Ahtna lands requires a Land Use Permit, which are issued on a yearly (January through December) basis. Download the Ahtna Regional Map app before visiting the region to help determine who owns the land you are exploring.
Some activities, such as berry picking, are not allowed or may be restricted on certain tracts of land. Use of Ahtna lands without a permit is considered trespass. Trespassers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
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 (Saturday-Sunday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) at (907) 227-7742.
Public Use Permits
Welcome to the Ahtna Region visitors! We welcome you and hope you have a safe and wonderful stay. As our guest, you are invited to respect this beautiful land that is our home.
This allows parking, fishing, and crossing of Ahtna lands. The cost is $20 per day. Seasonal permits are $80 annually. There is no berry picking permitted on Ahtna lands. **Cantwell lands are closed during moose hunting season.
This allows camping, parking, fishing, and crossing of Ahtna lands. The cost is $30 per group/vehicle per night.
- Annual Recreation (Family)
This allows camping, parking, fishing, and crossing of Ahtna lands. The cost is $130 annually.
- Predator Control
This permit allows for the hunting of wolves, coyotes, brown and black bears on Ahtna lands. The cost is $110 annually. Predator hunting is not allowed during moose season. There is no cost for state certified aerial predator control.
- Bison Hunting
If you are the lucky winner of the DI-454 bison hunt lottery, this permit allows hunting of bison on Ahtna land. The permit allows four people to accompany the hunt. Ahtna provides the use of a cabin located at the confluence of the Copper and Cheshnina Rivers. Cabin usage is first come first serve. The permit is good from September to March. The price is $1,500.
Natural Resource Permit
Gravel is sold by the cubic yard. The cost of gravel in the Copper River Basin is $3.00 per cubic yard for pit run. The cost of gravel in Cantwell is $3.55 per cubic yard for pit run.
Annual Permits are from January 1st through December 31st.
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.
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.
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.