Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of AS 38.05.801 and 11 AAC 99, the Executive Director of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office (TLO) has determined that it is in the best interest of the Alaska Mental Health Trust and its beneficiaries to complete a land exchange with the United States Forest Service of certain Trust land. The basis for this determination is explained in a written best interest decision prepared by the Executive Director pursuant to 11 AAC 99.040.

The Trust land affected by the decision is adjacent or near to Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, Sitka, Meyers Chuck, No Name Bay and Juneau and is more particularly described in the best interest decision document referenced by this public notice.  The total acreage to leave Trust ownership is approximately 18,000 acres.  The Trust will acquire approximately 21,000 acres of Forest Service lands near Ketchikan on Revillagigedo Island and on Prince of Wales Island near Naukati and Hollis.

Persons who believe that the written decision should be altered because it is not in the best interests of the Trust or its beneficiaries, or because the decision is inconsistent with Trust management principles set out in 11 AAC 99.020, or any other provision of 11 AAC 99, must provide written comments on or before 4:30 PM, March 31, 2018. Comments should be submitted to the TLO at 2600 Cordova Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK  99503, or by fax (907) 269-8905 or email Following the comment deadline, the Executive Director will consider timely comments that question the decision on the basis of the best interest of the Alaska Mental Health Trust and its beneficiaries or inconsistency with 11 AAC 99, and the best interest decision may be changed in response to such written comments or other information. Commenting parties will be provided a copy of the final best interest decision after the end of the notice period.

*Correction – March 5, 2018*
MHT number posted on original Public Notice is incorrect and has changed from MHT 9100897 to MHT 9100927

To view the full Public Notice and Best Interest Decision, please click the link below:
Public Notice and Best Interest Decision to Complete AMHT-USFS Land Exchange