- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 38. Public Land
- Chapter 4. Policy For Use and Classification of State Land Surface
- Section 15. Public Interest in Retaining State Land in Public Ownership.
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AS 38.04.015. Public Interest in Retaining State Land in Public Ownership.
The primary public interests in retaining areas of state land surface in public ownership are
- (1) to make them available on a sustained-yield basis for a variety of beneficial uses including subsistence, energy
development, aquaculture, forestry, grazing, sport hunting and fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, and other
activities of a type which can generally be made available to more people and conducted more successfully if the land
is in public rather than private ownership;
- (2) to facilitate mining and mineral leasing by managing appropriate public land for surface uses which are compatible
with subsurface uses;
- (3) to protect critical wildlife habitat and areas of special scenic, recreational, scientific, or other environmental
- (4) to restrict development in hazardous locations such as floodplains and avalanche zones; and
- (5) to guide the location of settlement and development to minimize public costs and maximize social and economic
Article 02. LAND AVAILABILITY FOR PRIVATE USE
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