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Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Division of Mining, Land and Water

Area Plans
Northwest Area Plan

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Area Plan Downloads

(Adopted October 2008)

The first link below is for the entire document, 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.

Complete Plan PDF

Preface PDF

Includes: Cover / Title Page / Signature Page / Background and Acknowledgements / Table of Contents

Introduction PDF

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 / Update of the Original Northwest Area 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 in Planning Process / Process of Plan Preparation / Who Developed the Plan? / 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

Figure 1-2: Plan Area and Management Regions PDF
Implementation and Recommendations PDF

Includes: Introduction / State Land Classification / Relationship of Designations to Classifications and Conversion of Plan Designations into Classifications / Classification Order / Plan Revision / Applicability of Plan Designations/Classifications / Public Trust Doctrine / Surface Leasing / Alaska Coastal Zone Management Program / Municipal Entitlement / State Land Selections / Coordination with Federal Land Management / Mineral Order / Procedures for Plan Changes

Appendices PDF

Includes: Glossary / Land Classification Order No. NC-08-001 / Index

Map of entire plan area PDF
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