Ahtna, Inc. and State of Alaska Klutina Lake Settlement

Proposed Klutina Lake settlement terms preserve public access Glennallen, Alaska – Ahtna, Incorporated (Ahtna) and the State of Alaska are currently involved in productive settlement negotiations that involve lands in the Klutina Lake area off the Richardson Highway. This settlement would resolve a longstanding legal dispute that dates back to 2009. No party has agreed to the settlement and the terms of the settlement have not been finalized. However, substantial progress in negotiations has been made on a settlement framework. No part of the settlement framework would deny the public the convenient access it has enjoyed to Klutina River, Klutina ...
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Ahtna, Inc. Announces Conclusion of Tolsona No. 1 Field Operations and Successful Demobilization

Glennallen, Alaska – Ahtna, Inc. announced today that it has concluded operations on the Tolsona No. 1 gas exploration well after completion of the initial flow testing. All personnel, equipment and materials have been successfully demobilized from the drilling site, the well has been suspended and all that remains is the well head. The well data will be fully evaluated over the next several months. “We are proud that the Tolsona project delivered an outstanding safety record, provided employment and development opportunities for Ahtna shareholders and Alaskans, and that we were able to reach and evaluate the targeted zone. The ...
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Governor Walker Forms Working Group to Resolve a Decades Long Battle and Right a Wrong in Gulkana

The State of Alaska, Ahtna, Inc. and Gulkana Village Council work to return villagers’ sacred burial grounds  Glennallen, Alaska – Representatives from Governor Bill Walker’s administration are meeting with Ahtna, Inc. and the Gulkana Village Council to explore a path forward to return the villagers’ sacred lands that are currently in state possession.  The working group formed after Governor Walker visited Gulkana in June and heard first-hand the story of a bisected village and decades of ancestral grave desecration that began when the U.S. government built a highway bridge over the Gulkana River in 1943. Village residents had to move ...
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Ahtna’s Tolsona Gas Exploration Well Reaches Drilling Milestone

Drilling phase complete with well testing to begin later this month Glennallen, Alaska – Ahtna, Inc. is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tolsona Oil & Gas Exploration LLC, successfully completed the drilling of gas exploration well Tolsona No. 1 on December 5, 2016. The drilling rig has been released and demobilization will take place over the next week. The well was spudded on September 28, 2016 and is located just north of Milepost 175 of the Glenn Highway and about 11.5 miles west of Glennallen, Alaska. The well proved to be very challenging due to the complex geology ...
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Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission and U.S. Department of the Interior Sign First Cooperative Management Agreement Under New Secretarial Order

Agreement provides for a greater tribal role in managing subsistence wildlife resources Glennallen, Alaska – U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Deputy Secretary Michael Connor signed a historical agreement today to create a cooperative management demonstration project with the Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission (AITRC). The agreement formalizes the subsistence wildlife management partnership between the DOI and the AITRC regarding the allocation and harvest of moose and caribou on federal lands in the Ahtna region. The AITRC was established by the Ahtna ANCSA regional and village corporations and the eight federally recognized tribes in the region it serves. The signing of ...
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Ahtna Declares Largest Shareholder Dividend in 10 Years

Anchorage, Alaska – On November 19, 2016, in accordance with the Earnings Distribution Policy, the Ahtna, Inc. Board of Directors formally declared a shareholder dividend for 2016 of $5.75, or $575 per 100 shares. This is an increase of $1.32 per share from last year’s dividend and the highest dividend per share declared over the last ten years. The dividend will be distributed to all shareholder-owners of record as of November 19, 2016. In addition, a dividend of $400 per eligible Elder as of November 19, 2016 was declared. Since 2009, Ahtna, Inc. has issued an Elder dividend to shareholders ...
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Commercial Firewood Moratorium

Recently members of the Ahtna Successor Village Organizations voted to place a moratorium on all Commercial Firewood harvesting on former Ahtna Village Corporation lands. Shareholder Personal Use Firewood is still allowed under the following pre-approved conditions. Shareholders who harvest Personal Use firewood from former Village Corporation land are required to be an original Village Corporation Shareholder or a direct descendant of that Village Corporation. If a Shareholder does not own original Village Corporation shares, that Shareholder must receive approval from the impacted SVO and Land Committee. Personal Use firewood harvesters must receive a Free Use Permit from the Land Department, ...
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Ahtna, Inc. Board Member Karen Linnell Appointed by Governor Walker to the Alaska Board of Game

Congratulations to Ahtna Board Member Karen Linnell on being appointed by the Governor to the Alaska Board of Game! A lifelong subsistence hunter and fisher, Karen Linnell has over a decade of experience working on fish and game management issues in our region. She has also served on the Copper River Basin Fish and Game Advisory Committee for over eight years. You can view the full Governor's Office Press Release here: http://gov.alaska.gov/newsroom/2016/11/governor-walker-announces-board-of-game-appointment/ ...
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Historic Announcement Requires Inclusion of Tribes in Management of Lands and Resources

Glennallen, Alaska – U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Jewell made a historic announcement at her presentation at the 50th Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Conference on Friday, October 21, 2016, at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. She announced the release of Secretarial Order No. 3342 requiring the Interior Department’s agencies to, where possible, include tribes in the management of federal lands and resources. The Interior Department’s agencies include the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Bureau of Reclamation. The directive will help provide a framework for tribes ...
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Ahtna Spuds Exploration Well on the Tolsona Prospect

Glennallen, Alaska – Tolsona Oil & Gas Exploration LLC, an Ahtna, Inc. subsidiary, is pleased to announce it has commenced drilling of exploration well Tolsona No. 1. The well is located just north of Milepost 175 of the Glenn Highway and about 11.5 miles west of Glennallen, Alaska. The main drill bit began drilling today to the target depth of approximately 4,000 feet which is expected to take 26 days. The drilling program is searching for natural gas in the Copper River Basin. Resource development interest in the basin dates back to the 1950’s and over 500-miles of geophysical surveys ...
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