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Notice about payments:

Individual land buyers, lessees of state land, or permittees who are unable to make their payments should immediately contact the Division of Mining, Land and Water (DMLW) to discuss ways to address their financial hardship and payments due, consistent with the Governor's COVID-19 Disaster Order of Suspension No. 2 as amended, or the Director's Finding concerning extensions of certain land sale contract and lease payments. Contact the DMLW by email at or by phone at (907) 269-8594. Thank you.

Yakataga Area Plan

The Yakataga Area Plan was amended on January 16, 2004,  changing the plan designations for all or portions of 11 subunits of the Yakataga Area  as well as adding some minor guidelines and definitions. 

Final Yakataga Area Plan Amendment and Land Classification Order, dated 1-16-04, with maps (PDF)

The first link below is for the entire 1995 Yakataga Area Plan, which is quite large and may take considerable time to download on certain internet connections.  The other links will take you to specific sections or pages for faster downloads."

PDF File of Entire Plan (PDF)  (65 MB) Note:  Once this PDF file is open, clicking on items in the Table of Contents will take you to corresponding sections. 

Includes:  Cover, Plan Adoption Signatures, Table of Contents, Planning Team, Advisors, Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Introduction (pdf)

Includes:  Purpose of the Plan, How the Plan was Developed, Who Developed the Plan, What the Plan Will Do, What the Plan Won’t Do, Summary of Plan Implementation and Modification, The relationship Between the Yakataga Area Plan and Other Plans, Additional Resource Information

Chapter 2. Areawide Guidelines
Chapter 3. Land Management Policies for Each Management Unit

Includes:  Land Use Designations, Management Intent, Management Guidelines, Flexibility of the Plan, Commitment to Continued resolution of Conflicts

Index Map of Management Units (PDF)

Submerged Lands, and Shorelines (PDF)

Submerged Lands, and Shorelines (PDF)

Submerged Lands (PDF)

Chapter 4. Implementation and Recommendations (pdf)

Includes:  State Land Classification, Coordination with the City and Borough of Yakutat, Mineral Closures and Leasehold Locations, State Land Conveyance Proposals, Yakataga State Game Refuge, Potential State Park at Bering Glacier, Additional Fish and Wildlife Data, Hydrologic Evaluation Recommendations, Field Staff and Enforcement, Procedures for Plan Review and Modifications, How the Area Plan Implements the December 1994 Settlement Agreement


Glossary (PDF)

  1. Mineral Orders (PDF)
  2. Issues that Influenced the Plan (PDF)
  3. Forest Land Use Plans and Annual Operating Plans (PDF)
  4. Habitat and Harvest Ratings Criteria (PDF)
  5. Resource Information for Marine or Shore Uses in Unit 8B (PDF)
  6. Publications Related to the Plan (PDF)
  7. Index (PDF)

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