The land is our past and our future
For centuries the land has provided a livelihood for the residents of the Bering Straits/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 2.1 million acres of surface and subsurface estate. In most cases, BSNC owns the subsurface estate underlying the surface estate, which 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.
We also encourage investment in tourism on Native and public lands.
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.