Land

Land ad July 2018

To preserve and protect Stinasuak Native Corporation land, the Sitnasuak Board of Directors first adopted the Sitnasuak Native Corporation Land Use Policy in 1986, revising it in 1997, 2004, and most recently in April 14, 2014. Sitnasuak Land Use Policy guides both Sitnasuak staff and the Sitnasuak Land Committee. 

Generally, the land that is available for use is on our local road system: to mile 20 on the Nome-Council Road; to mile 20 on the Nome-Kougarok Road; to mile 19 on the Glacier Creek Road; and to mile 28 on the Nome-Teller Road.

Sitnasuak Native Corporation Land Use Policy can be found by clicking here.

Sitnasuak land requires a permit for any type of camping and special land use.  When unauthorized use of the land is brought to the attention to the Sitnasuak land staff, the Land Use Policy will be reference to form a statement to the party’s involved. You may contact our offices Monday-Friday 8AM to 5PM. Occasionally closed for field exams.

 

Campsite Program

Sitnasuak currently has 200 active campsite permits, most of which are Shareholder campsites. To help preserve the environment and the tundra, activities are encouraged to use the existing trails and easements.

There are certain requirements to obtain a campsite as a Shareholder:

1) a non-refundable $20 application fee will be due along with a complete application.  (The application and annual use fee is waived for elders age 60 and over.) 

2) You will have the first two years of establishing your campsite with a $20 annual fee. 

3) If a habitable structure is placed on the site, you may request a lifetime term with a $20 annual fee. The annual billing cycle is based by calendar year from January 1 to December 31.

The campsite application form can be found by clicking here.

Shareholder Homesite Program

Sitnasuak currently has 13 active Shareholder homesite lease agreements. The purpose of offering Sitnasuak shareholder homesite lease agreement is to give Sitnasuak Shareholders another benefit to use the land.

There are certain requirements to obtain a Shareholder homesite lease agreement:

1) a non-refundable $20 application fee will be due along with a complete application.

2) You will have three years of establishing your homesite with a $20 annual fee.

3) If a habitable structure is placed on the site, you may continue the lease agreement. The annual billing cycle is based by calendar year from January 1 to December 31.

The shareholder homesite application form can be found by clicking here.

Special Use Permits

Applications for a Special Use Permits must be filled out and submitted with a non-refundable application fee.  Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant for further processing. Complete Special Use Applications are submitted to the Sitnasuak Land Committee for review. If the Special Use Application is approved, a permit, contract or agreement will be sent for review and must be signed, and submitted with an annual use fee by the Permittee.

The Land Use will not be valid until the Permittee signs and returns the permit, contract or agreement with the annual use fee to Sitnasuak Land Department within 30 days of approval.  After 30 days the permit, contract or agreement will be revoked. The annual billing cycle is based by calendar year from January 1 to December 31.

*Please click on each category in bold to access the application form.  All the forms can be found on our "Forms" page.*

Special Use Permits are required for:

Special Use Permit: Land Use

  • Recreational, Scientific, Culture Heritage
  • Communication
  • Construction & Equipment Base Camp

Special Use Permit: Land Access

  • Road & trail use and/or development
  • Off Road Vehicles
  • Snowmobile Races
  • 4 Wheel Drive and Similar Track Vehicles
  • Heavy Equipment-Tractors, Bulldozers, Loaders, Dump Trucks, Side Dumps, Wheel or Tractor Cranes

Special Use Permit: Fisheries

  • Fish Research
  • Fish Hatchery

Special Use Permit: Grazing

Special Use Permit: Mining Access & Surface Use

  • Shareholder Exploration
  • Shareholder Small Operations
  • Large Mining Exploration
  • Large Mining Operations

Special Use Permit: Material Surface Access

Special Use Permit: Historical

  • Cemeteries
  • Antiquities

Special Use Permit: Land Development

  • Commercial Development
  • Industrial Development
  • Purchase of Land
  • Land Trade
  • Agriculture