Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
rust Land Office
Notice under 11 AAC 99.050 of
Decision to Grant a Conservation Agreement
MHT # 9200688

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 Conservation Agreement on certain Trust land with Donlin Gold, LLC for the purpose of establishing a conservation easement, lease, deed restriction, restrictive covenant, or other conveyance or instrument restricting certain surface use activities for purposes of retaining or protecting wetland vales of Trust property. 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 the village of Tyonek, and is more particularly described as:  T. 013 N., R. 011 W., Seward Meridian, Sections: 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, & 32; and, T. 012 N., R. 012 W., Seward Meridian, Sections: 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, & 24; Trust Parcels: SM-7016, SM-7015, SM-1505-A01, SM-1506-01, and SM-1530-B01.

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, April 12, 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.

To view the full Public Notice and Best Interest Decision, please click the link below:
Public Notice and Best Interest Decision to Grant a Conservation Agreement