Our Mission: The Alaska Constitution, State laws, and the Alaska Legislature all direct the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to sell state land for settlement and private ownership. Article VIII of the Alaska Constitution states "It is the policy of the State to encourage the settlement of its land and development of its resources by making them available for maximum use consistent with the public interest."
In keeping with our mission to make land available to the public, DNR has several types of land sale programs. DNR will be making land available through two types of programs. The first is a sealed-bid auction program for the sale of subdivision and other surveyed parcels. Auction schedules are announced periodically on this page throughout the year. Land sold at auction must receive a bid equal to or higher than the appraised value. Parcels are awarded to the highest bidder. Land not sold at auction is available "over-the-counter" at the appraised value, through the DNR Public Information offices. Most of the parcels being offered are within existing state subdivisions. New areas are being considered by DNR.
The second program is the Remote Recreational Cabin Sites. This program is similar to the previous remote parcel and homestead offerings. An applicant is allowed to stake a parcel of land in a designated remote staking area for recreational use. The parcels will be leased for a limited length of time and purchased at fair market value after the completion of a survey and appraisal. There are no building or "prove-up" requirements.