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Map-enabled boreal database

ARLIS databases includes the search tool created by North West Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NWB LCC) and ARLIS. The database includes reports and articles, mainly post-2010, addressing land management in the boreal region of Alaska and western Canada. From the ARLIS database list, search the NWB Alaska and Canada bibliography using any combination of the GIS map interface and/or keyword.

More about the Susitna Doc Finder

The Susitna Doc Finder is a comprehensive catalog of documents that have resulted from every phase of hydroelectric project proposed for the Susitna River watershed.

Federal Depository Library

Federal Depository Library ProgramARLIS selects federal depository items and provides free public access.

The collection includes about 10,500 indexed items in digital and paper format of Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI) mineral exploration data, collected between 1974 and 1984  throughout Alaska by the Anaconda Minerals Company and other mining companies. The collection index is part of the Alaska Geologic Data Index, available at

Our collection contains thousands of maps and atlases, including Alaska Road Commission Maps, Alaska Trail System inventory, Alaska topographic series (USGS), flight line overlays, mining claims overlays, Army map service base maps, city maps, dam sites, flood prone areas, National Wetlands Inventory, Coastal Zone Maps (ADF&G) Alaska Power Study maps, Spetzman vegetation maps, NOAA Maps, and oversized atlases.

Collection Highlights

ADNR RS2477 Records and Aerial Photos

This collection, compiled by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, pertains to state land associated with Revised Statute 2477. Enacted by Congress as Section 8 of the Mining Law of 1866, and repealed in 1976, RS 2477 granted states and territories unrestricted rights-of-way over federal lands that had no existing reservations or private entries

MAS Files (Mineral Availability System/Mineral Assessment Studies)

The Minerals Availability System (MAS) was a US Bureau of Mines program begun in the early 1960’s to measure and classify identified mineral resources according to their extraction technologies, economics and commercial availability. The files contain information on occurrences, deposits, mines and processing facilities. When the US Bureau of Mines was closed in 1996, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was given responsibility for the Alaska MAS files located in Juneau and Anchorage. Those files in BLM are known as AMIS, Alaska Minerals Information System. The MAS files are arranged numerically by quadrangle number and indexed by quadrangle and property.

ADNR Aerial Photo Collection

Alaska Department of Natural Resources color and black and white aerial photographs of south central Alaska taken by NASA in 1978 and 1979, and a few black and white photos from 1953. The photos are filed by quadrangle, flight line number, film roll number, and frame number.

National Park Service
US Geological Survey
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
University of Alaska Anchorage
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Bureau of Land Management
Fish & Wildlife Service
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council