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.
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, 2014, and most recently on February 22, 2022.
Sitnasuak land use requires a permit for any type of camping, mining, material extraction, and/or special land use.
When unauthorized use of the land is brought to the attention to the Sitnasuak land staff, the Land Use Policy and appropriate laws will be referenced to form a statement to the party’s involved.
You may contact our offices Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM AKDT. The land office may occasionally be closed for field exams.
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:
The campsite application form can be found by clicking here.
Shareholder Homesite Program
Sitnasuak currently has 21 active Shareholder homesite lease agreements. The purpose of offering the Sitnasuak shareholder homesite lease agreement is to give Sitnasuak Shareholders another benefit to use our ANCSA lands. There are certain requirements to obtain a Shareholder homesite lease agreement:
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 on the 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 Access
Special Use Permit: Fisheries
Special Use Permit: Material Surface Access Special Use Permit: Historical
Special Use Permit: Land Development