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. 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.

To purchase a permit, please click on the buttons below.


Shareholder Permits

Ahtna offers several permits at no charge to shareholders and shareholder affiliated persons (legal spouse of a shareholder or shareholder descendant).

  • 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;

These permits are for:

  • Firewood 10 cords per year
  • House Logs 100 logs per year
  • Gravel 100 cubic yards per year
  • Personal Use of Diamond Willow Hunting & Trapping

There are separate charges for shareholders who intend for commercial use:

    • Commercial Use of Firewood Per 10 cords – $100
    • Commercial Use of Diamond Willow $25

Non-Shareholder Permits

Welcome to the Ahtna Region visitors! We welcome you and hope you have a safe and wonderful stay; we only ask that you respect this land as it is our home.

      • Individual This allows parking, fishing, and crossing of Ahtna lands. The cost is $15 per day. Seasonal permits are $75 annually.
        There is no berry picking permitted for non-shareholders on Ahtna lands. **Cantwell lands are closed during moose hunting season August 10 through September 20, 2016.
      • Camping This allows camping, parking, fishing, and crossing of Ahtna lands. The cost is $25 per night.
      • Annual Recreation (Family) This allows camping, parking, fishing, and crossing of Ahtna lands. The cost is $125 annually.
      • Gravel Gravel is sold by the cubic yard. The cost of gravel in the Copper River Basin is $3.00 per cubic yard. The cost of gravel in Cantwell is $3.55 per cubic yard.
      • Predator Control This permit allows for the hunting of wolves, coyotes, brown and black bears on Ahtna lands. The cost is $100 annually. Predator hunting is not allowed during moose season. There is no cost for state certified aerial predator control.
      • Predator Trapping This permit is issued on a case by case basis. Please contact Ahtna staff directly.
      • 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 $1500.

Annual Permits are from January 1st through December 31st.

Commercial Permits

        • Commercial Use/Fishing Permits If for commercial use, fishing permits on the Klutina and Gulkana Rivers require a $1000 initial fee and an additional $2.50 per head.
        • Commercial Use/Diamond Willow This permit allows for commercial use of diamond willow. The price is $300.

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.