Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act

The year 2020 was the 40th anniversary of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). The web sites listed below examine ANILCA from a variety of perspectives. This list is not comprehensive and only touches on issues such as subsistence. The researcher is encouraged to follow additional links contained in these websites and use web search engines for further information.

Opinions and Editorials

The Alaska Native Curriculum and Teacher Development Program provides a journal article written by Steven McNabb, titled “Native Claims in Alaska: A Twenty-Year Review,” which covers ANCSA and ANILCA.

LitSite Alaska features excerpts of interviews and event transcripts of participants reflecting upon the 30 years since the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

Administrative Issues

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game website contains information on ANILCA native allotments and ANCSA land conveyances.

The National Parks Conservation Association web site contains written testimony by Joan Frankevich for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on December 3, 2015 testimony on ANILCA.

Historical Materials

The Jimmy Carter Library web site provides access to presidential documents in digital format that led up to the enactment of ANILCA. These are searchable through the National Archives Advanced Search. Click on “All Archival Descriptions,” limit the search to the Jimmy Carter Library, and search “Alaska lands.”