Kodiak Area Plan

The Kodiak Area Plan was approved by the DNR Commissioner on December 20, 2004.  The adoption of this plan establishes land and resource management direction for 3.9 million acres of state land, consisting of about 0.57 million acres of uplands and about 3.3 million acres of state tidelands and submerged lands.  The planning boundary of the Kodiak Area Plan includes all of the area within the corporate boundaries of the Kodiak Island Borough, which includes the Kodiak island group (Kodiak, Shuyak, Raspberry, and Afognak), portions of the Alaska Peninsula, and a number of small islands and small island groups, of which Trinity Island is the largest.  With the exception of the uplands on Kodiak, Shuyak, and Afognak Islands, tidelands and submerged lands predominate within the planning area.

NOTE:  All files are in pdf format.

Kodiak Area Plan – Full Document (15.5 MB)
If the large file (above) is too large for your computer's resources, the Kodiak Area Plan is divided into smaller sections (below) for your convenience.

Plan Errata (posted 10/3/2006)

Plan Adoption Signatures (350 KB)

Map 1-1 -  Plan Region / Area Divisions (700 KB)

Preface (550 KB)
Includes:  Cover / Title Page / Signature Page / Background and Acknowledgements / Table of Contents

Chapter 1 -  Introduction (140 KB)

This chapter describes the purpose of the plan, provides an overview of the planning area, and summarizes the planning process.  It includes:  Introduction and Background / Summary of Purpose of the Plan / Description of the Planning Area / Submerged Lands, Tidelands, Uplands and Shorelands as Described in This Plan / Planning Area / How The Plan Is Organized / Why This Plan Was Developed / The Mandate / What the Plan Will Do / How This Plan is Used / Public Participation As Related To Planning Process / Process of Plan Preparation / Who Developed the Plan and Who Approves It? / Uses and Resources Within the Planning Area / What the Plan Won’t Do / Planning Period / Summary of Plan Actions / Management Intent / Land Use Designations / Management Guidelines / Classifications / Summary of Plan Implementation and Modification

Chapter 2 -  Areawide Land Management Policies (365 KB)

This chapter describes how DNR intends to manage uses within the planning area.  It also includes management guidelines for a variety of resources and uses.  The above link includes all of the below listed sections, which have also been provided individually for ease of use.

Chapter 3 -  Land Management Policies for Each Management Unit (610 KB)

Consult this Chapter to identify the use designation and management requirements for specific parcels of state uplands and tidelands.  The above link includes all of the below listed sections, which have also been provided individually for ease of use.

Chapter 4 -  Implementation and Recommendations (95 KB)

Consult this Chapter to get more information on the coordination between the Area Plan and both local and federal plans, the coastal management program, and state selected lands.  It includes:  Introduction / State Land Classification / Relationship of Designations to Classifications and Conversion of Plan Designations into Classifications / Classification Order / Applicability of Plan Designations/Classifications / Survivor Designations and Classifications

Public Trust Doctrine / Surface Leasing / Alaska Coastal Zone Management Program / Municipal Entitlement / Land Selections, ANILCA Topfiled Lands, and Public Land Orders / Coordination with Federal Land Management / Mineral Order / Proposed Additions to the State Park System / Procedures for Plan Changes

Appendices (470 KB)

Includes:  Glossary / Cooperative Management Agreement for the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project / State Selected and ANILCA Topfiled Acreage Table / Land Classification Order No. SC-04-001 / Index

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