BLM fulfills final Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act entitlement for Paimiut Corp.
ANCHORAGE -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made an important land transfer to Paimiut Corp. this week.
BLM transferred 812.68 acres to Paimiut Corp., representing the corporation’s final entitlement under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA).
With this patent, Paimiut Corp. has received a total of 71,062.98 acres of land surrounding the village of Paimiut, located on the west coast of Alaska. So far this year, BLM has issued the final land entitlements for eight Alaska Native villages.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.