Alaska State Land Sales
Mount Ryan II
The application period is closed for offering 13.
Easy access from the Fairbanks area. Scenic views. Opportunities for hunting, ATVing, and snowmachining.
The Mount Ryan staking area is approximately 50 miles northeast of Fairbanks, south of the Steese Highway. The entirety of the project area lies south and west of the Twelve Mile Summit Wayside and the Pinnell Mountain trailhead.
TERRAIN AND MAJOR FEATURES:
The terrain is mountainous with slopes ranging from 5% to 50%. The project area includes a portion of the headwaters of Crooked Creek, Harrington Creek, and the West Fork of the Chena River. Some portions of the staking area are above tree line. Low areas primarily around creek valleys are boggy.
Primary access to and through the staking area is overland via ATV on established trails along ridgelines and hilltops, off of the Steese Hwy
Terrain is generally hilly to mountainous in this region, lending itself to natural views.
This region has an average winter temperature of -4 degrees Fahrenheit, and an average summer temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit. Annual precipitation of 11 inches per year, and average snowfall of 65 inches.
Soils on south-facing slopes are typically well-drained gravelly siltloam. Permafrost is absent. On north-facing slopes, soils are poorlydrained to well-drained with shallow permafrost table or bedrock.
The south-facing, well-drained slopes support white spruce and limited paper birch, and aspen. North facing slopes are covered by black spruce, tall shrubs, low shrubs, sedges, mosses or tundra. Portions of the area were burned in the Boundary or Wolf Creek fires of 2004.
Water collection from surface water or possible rain catchment system is possible.
The State of Alaska holds fee title (via patent 50-89-0103, dated December 23,1988), to that portion of the project area within Township 6 North, Range 8 East; and Township 5 North, Range 8 East. The State of Alaska holds tentative approval, dated September 28, 1979 and December 23, 1988, to that portion of the project area within Township 6 North, Range 7 East. The applicable State case file is GS 1952. The land is subject to the reservations, easements and exceptions contained in the federal patent.
FIRE MANAGEMENT OPTION:
The Fire Management Option for the majority of the area is "Limited". A portion of the project is designated as Full. This area is subject to periodic wildfires.
GAME MANAGEMENT UNIT:
The staking area is in Game Management Unit 20B.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) boundary runs through the project area from the Northeast corner of the project area along the divide of the headwaters of Harrington and Crooked Creeks, and the divide Boulder Creek and the North Fork Chena River exiting the project area north of its SE corner (generally coincident with ADL 408830 and ADL 419498). Parcels staked within the FNSB will be subject to the platting, planning, zoning, and taxation authority of the FNSB. The remainder of the project area is within the Unorganized Borough, and subject to the platting authority of the State of Alaska.
The mineral estate within the Mt. Ryan project area is restricted to mineral leasing through Leasehold Location Order (LLO) No. 30, in accordance with AS 38.05.185 for a land disposal
During lease, Remote Recreational Cabin Sites are for recreational use only, and no commercial use or permanent residence is allowed. Once the parcel is under purchase contract or conveyed into private ownership, these restrictions no longer apply
EASEMENTS, SETBACKS, AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS:
Prior to construction of any structure or waste disposal system, contact the platting authority for any permits or for required setbacks from water bodies, lot lines, and easements.
SURVEY AND APPRAISAL COSTS:
The estimated survey cost for this area is $4,000 - $5,500 per parcel. The estimated appraisal cost for this area is $500 per parcel.
The project area was previously offered in 2009. The offering authorized up to 60 authorizations, and 30 parcels were staked. If this offering is approved, the maximum of 600 acres proposed combined with the 350 acres conveyed in the original offering could result in a maximum potential density of private property of less than 3% of the total acreage of the project area.
BASE APPRAISAL SUMMARY:
|Hypothetical Key Parcel||Size (acres)||Lot Type||Access||Building Site||Amenities||Improvements|
|A||10||Via Steese Highway then ATV, snowmachine, or by foot.||Level to sloping, possibly wooded with adequate drainage, adequate building site.||Typical view of the surrounding area.||none.|
HYPOTHETICAL PRICING KEY FOR PARCELS:
|Hypothetical Key Parcel||Size (acres)||Price/Acre||Price/Lot|
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