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Natural Resources FAQ

What resources are on Ahtna lands?

The most important resource located on Ahtna lands are the plants and wildlife that support the customary and traditional lifestyle of our shareholders. Other natural resources located on Ahtna lands are minerals, timber, oil, gas, coal and areas with potential for geothermal-energy production.

Who owns the resources on Ahtna lands?

As a privately-owned Native corporation, all surface and subsurface resources are owned by Ahtna’s shareholders.

Whom do I contact if I’m interested in helping develop resources on Ahtna lands?

Please contact the Ahtna Land Department at 907-822-3476 or

What is Ahtna doing to alleviate the high costs of living (mostly due to high energy costs) within the Ahtna Region?

Ahtna drilled an exploratory gas well in 2016 on state lands adjacent to Ahtna lands and are actively pursuing additional gas exploration opportunities with operators on Ahtna lands in the Copper River Basin. The Gulkana Village Council, in partnership with Ahtna, has developed a bulk-pellet mill to provide an affordable alternative to heating oil. Ahtna has installed several meteorological towers on Ahtna lands and is looking into possible wind- and solar-produced electricity to supplement the seasonally produced electricity at the Allison Creek Hydro Project.