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

Area Plans
Prince of Wales Island Area Plan

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Area Plan Downloads

(Adopted June 1985, revised October 1998)

2008 Amendment: This Amendment rescinds the former Southwest Prince of Wales Island Area Plan, first adopted in 1985 and incorporates the revised southwest area into the 1998 Prince of Wales Island Area Plan (POWIAP).

Prince of Wales Island Area Plan Amendment 2008 PDF

Formal Plan Amendment PDF Plan Approval PDF Land Classification Order SE-98-001A02 PDF Mineral Order 1080 and Administrative Finding of the Commissioner PDF

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.

Prince of Wales Island Area Plan - Complete PDF

Map 1-1. The Prince of Wales Island Planning Area PDF
Cover, Adoption and Table of Contents PDF
Introduction PDF

Introduction - Introduction Summary / Why Plan for Public Land? / The Planning Area and Land Ownership / Access and the Public Trust Doctrine / How Was the Plan Developed? / Summary of Plan Actions / Summary of Plan Implementation / Revision of Plan (1997-98) / Summary of the Plan Modification Process

Resource Summaries - Aquatic Farming / Cultural Resources / Fish and Wildlife / Floating Facilities / Forestry / Recreation / State Selections and Land Ownership / Settlement / Subsurface Resources / Transportation / Water

Areawide Land Management Policies PDF

Includes - Introduction / Aquatic Farming / Coordination and Public Notice / Cultural Resources / Fish and Wildlife Habitat and Harvest Areas / Floating Facilities / Forestry / Instream Flow / Material Sites / Recreation, Tourism, and Scenic Resources / Settlement / Shorelines and Stream Corridors / Subsurface Resources / Trail and Public Access Management

Land Management Policies for Each Management Unit PDF

Includes: Surface and Subsurface Land Use Designations / General Use Area / Resource Information / University Land and Mental Health Land Settlements / Management Guidelines / Flexibility of the Plan / Definitions / Designations on Management Unit Maps

Unit 1 - Salmon Bay

    Subunit 1a - Salmon Bay
    Subunit 1b - Exchange Cove

Unit 2 - Protection/Baker

    Subunit 2a - Labouchere Bay
    Subunit 2b - Protection/Baker
    Subunit 2c - Red Bay

Unit 3 - Shakan

    Subunit 3a - Shakan Bay
    Subunit 3b - Shipley Bay

Unit 4 - El Capitan

    Subunit 4a - El Cap North
    Subunit 4b - El Cap North

Unit 5 - Whale Pass

    Subunit 5a - Whale Pass
    Subunit 5b - Neck Lake/Thorne Island

Unit 6 - Coffman Cove

    Subunit 6a - Coffman Cove
    Subunit 6b - Sweetwater Lake
    Subunit 6c - Ratz Harbor

Unit 7 - Sea Otter Sound

    Subunit 7a - Marble/Orr
    Subunit 7b - Tuxekan
    Subunit 7c - Naukati

Unit 8 - Edna Bay

    Subunit 8a - Cape Pole
    Subunit 8b - Edna Bay

Unit 9 - Coronation

Unit 10 - Shaheen

    Subunit 10a - Heceta Island
    Subunit 10b - Tonowek Bay

Unit 11 - Thorne Bay

    Subunit 11a - Control Lake
    Subunit 11b - Karta Bay
    Subunit 11c - Thorne Bay

Unit 12 - Kasaan Bay

    Subunit 12a - Upper Twelvemile Arm
    Subunit 12b - Hollis
    Subunit 12c - Kasaan Bay
    Subunit 12d - Lower Twelvemile Arm
    Subunit 12e - Polk Inlet
    Subunit 12f - Skowl Arm

Unit 13 - Cholmondeley

    Subunit 13a - West Cholmondeley
    Subunit 13b - East Cholmondeley

Unit 14 - Moira

    Subunit 14a - Dickman Bay
    Subunit 14b - Moira Sound
    Subunit 14c - Ingraham Bay

Unit 15 - Kendrick

    Subunit 15a - Kendrick Bay
    Subunit 15b - Cape Chacon

Implementation PDF

Land Selections and Land Exchanges Includes - Entitlement Overview / Selection Priority System / Selection Priorities / Relinquishments of Selections / Overlapping Land Selections / Land Exchanges

Plan Coordination and Implementation Includes - Cooperative Management Agreements / Coordination with Federal Land Management / Coastal Management Coordination / Municipal Entitlements / Land-Use Classifications / Mineral Orders / Legislative Designations

Procedures for Plan Review, Modification, and Amendment Includes - Periodic Review / Changes to the Plan / Discretion within Guidelines

Appendices PDF

Includes - Glossary / Mineral Opening Order / Mineral Closing Order / Land Classification Order / Index

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