Lands

The Land Is Our Past And Our Future

For centuries, the land has provided a livelihood for the residents of the Bering Strait/Seward Peninsula/Norton Sound region. Subsistence continues to be a central activity in the lives of our shareholders.

BSNC is one of the primary landholders in the region accounting for more than two million acres of surface and subsurface estate. In most cases, BSNC owns the subsurface estate underlying the surface estate, which is owned by the village corporations. Here is the regional land status.

Long known for its mineral potential, the region has been successfully mined in the past and continues to offer development and mining opportunities.

Land Use

  • We encourage investment in tourism in the region.
  • BSNC shareholders may select a campsite in the Salmon Lake area.
  • Our Land and Resources Department considers land use permit requests for other activities as well.