Preliminary land decision issued

Borough could receive 616 acres in Thomas Bay


April 22, 2021

Map courtesy of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Highlighted in orange on the map above is the land the Petersburg Borough selected in Thomas Bay. Tract A and D, bordered in black, is the 85 acres of land the state of Alaska is proposing to reject among the 701 acres of land the borough has selected as part of a general grant land entitlement.

The State of Alaska is proposing to convey and reject land selected by the Petersburg Borough in Thomas Bay as part of a general grant land entitlement in a preliminary land decision.

The borough has selected 701 acres of land near the Patterson River, according to the state's preliminary decision. The state's Land Conveyance Section is proposing to convey approximately 616 acres of state owned vacant, unappropriated, unreserved general grant land to the borough. Of the total acreage selected by the borough, the LCS is proposing to reject about 85 acres.

When the City of Petersburg was cer...

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