How much land did SNC receive as a result of ANCSA?
SNC received approximately 234,183 acres of land. All of this is surface land whereas Bering Straits Native Corporation owns the subsurface land.
How can a shareholder or non-shareholder use a specific area of SNC land?
You may apply for a campsite permit within the SNC Land Department.
Can a shareholder or non-shareholder use SNC land for subsistence purposes?
A shareholder may use the land for subsistence purposes and a non-shareholder may use the land if they are a resident of Nome. If the land is needed for more than 24 hours, a special use permit will need to be obtained.
Where can I get mineral and prospect information?
The SNC Shareholder Mining Program has been discontinued.
Sitnasuak retains surface ownership of the land. The subsurface (mineral) estate ownership is retained by the regional corporation. Any questions regarding gold panning or placer mining are referred to the Bering Straits Native Corporation Land Department at (907) 443-5252.
Who manages fish and game on native-owned land?
Native-owned lands are subject to all State of Alaska Fish and Game regulations.
Can I drive my 4-wheeler or SUV across SNC land?
Please observe the existing trails and/or easements when riding a 4-wheeler or SUV across the tundra. Although most trails aren't marked, you can see the wheel lines to follow. Using the existing trails will help preserve the tundra.