Land Use Permits
The University of Alaska Fairbanks recognizes the rights of all landowners to control access to their own property; therefore, it is essential that university personnel obtain landowner permission prior to accessing any non-university lands. Obtaining this permission is the responsibility of the principal investigator or program leader. All land use agreements should be routed through the UA Land Management Office for institutional review and signature.
University of Alaska Land Management
910 Yukon Drive, Suite 106
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
The UAF Offices of Research Integrity and Office of Grants and Contracts Administration strongly recommend that landowner permission be obtained prior to proposal submission for externally funded research projects to avoid delays should the proposal be awarded.
Permission to access the property should be obtained in writing and carried by the person(s) accessing the property whenever possible.
The information provided on this site does not cover all possible land owners, but the available information has been grouped into the following landowner categories for your convenience:
Bureau of Land Management (Public Lands): Realty/Lands Program
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Alaska Region (National Wildlife Refuges)
- Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Address: 101 12th Avenue, Room 236, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701. Phone: 907-456-0250 or 800-362-4546. Permits Website
- Alaska Region - Special Permits
- Visit the National Wildlife Refuge Permits Site for information on permits in other states.
U.S. National Park Service - Alaska Region (National Parks and Monuments) Address: 240 West 5th Avenue, Room 114, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501. Phone 907-644-3362 or 907-644-3533.
U.S. Department of Defense (Military Bases and Lands)
North Slope Borough
Address: North Slope Borough Planning Department, Permitting & Zoning Division, P.O. Box 69, Barrow , AK 99723.
Land Management Regulations Division Website.
Most Alaska Native Corporations have a Land Manager who can provide you with maps and guidance on how to request permission to access their Corporation lands. For more information about the regions served by each corporation refer to the Alaska Federation of Natives website's membership page.
Bering Straits Native Corporation.
Address: BSNC Land and Resources Department, PO Box 1008, Nome, AK 99762.
Address: BSNC Land and Resources Department, 2441 Cinnabar Loop, Suite 200, Anchorage, AK 99507.
Phone: 907-344-7121 ext. 104.
Address: Department of Land and Natural Resources, 301 Calista Court, Suite A, Anchorage, AK 99518.
Phone: 907-279-5516 or 800-478-5079.
BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. (PDF) - letter containing information about requirements for access to North Slope oil fields from Bill Streever, BP Environmental Studies Leader, to Craig Dorman, UA Vice President for Research.
It is the principal investigator's responsibility to determine who owns the land and to get the landowner's permission to access the property. In Alaska, contact the Lands Office for the borough where the property is located for assistance in determining property ownership. The Lands Office can usually provide contact information for the owner.
If you have information on land use authorization procedures or landowner contact information that is not included here, but may be of use to other researchers please forward it to the Office of Research Integrity.
Alaska maps can be obtained from the following locations: