Sealaska Corporation’s land access policy establishes who has access to our lands and for what purposes. This policy applies to the Corporation’s shareholders, shareholder spouses, shareholder families, shareholder guests and all non-shareholders who desire access to Sealaska property.
Non-Commercial Access Sealaska shareholders, shareholder spouses and shareholder families have unrestricted access to subsistence hunt, gather and fish, to visit cultural, burial and cemetery sites, and for other non-consumptive uses. Restrictions may occur when commercial activities, such as timber harvest or mining, create health or safety issues. Non-shareholders are also granted unrestricted access to subsistence hunt, gather and fish and for other non-consumptive uses. However, non-shareholders may not access historical sites, except for any site where access is expressly permitted for limited activity. Restrictions may occur when commercial activities, such as timber harvest or mining, create health or safety issues All activities for shareholders and non-shareholders must be consistent with state and federal laws.
Shareholders and the public are not expected to notify Sealaska of land access unless they are requesting to use land for commercial purposes, or they are requesting to use land where industrial activities or improvements pose a risk to shareholders. Sealaska will attempt to post notification annually of any usage restrictions.
Commercial and Scientific Research Access Access and usage of Sealaska Corporation property for any commercial use or scientific research use requires prior written authorization. When authorization is granted, Sealaska will place necessary conditions to protect all natural and cultural resources and the safety of those using our property. Sealaska is not obligated to provide access and may deny access to our property at our discretion.