OHNC shareholders own much of the land around the village of Old Harbor, including Sitkalidak Island. Those wishing to hunt on OHNC land must first apply, meeting the terms and pay a license fee to the OHNC.
The Old Harbor Native Corporation Settlement Trust Board of Directors has adopted an Final Land Use Plan governing the land owned by OHNC around Old Harbor.
A Land Use License is required for non-shareholders to use OHNC land for hunting, fishing, berry-picking, camping, site-seeing, and education/research.
Under the Land Use Policy, the following rules apply to when a Land Use License is needed.
Shareholders, Descendants, or spouses of Shareholders or Descendants that are using OHNC land for non-commercial uses
If a user is an Alaska Native who is both (i) a shareholder of Koniag, Inc. or an Alaska Native village corporation located within the Koniag Region, and (ii) accompanied by a Shareholder, spouse, or Descendant, that user must obtain a Land Use License but shall not be required to pay any fee for the license.
All fees go to benefit the Old Harbor Scholarship Foundation.
Land Use Licenses are only needed if OHNC land is being used. They are not required for fishing trips where there is no landing on OHNC land.
In addition to having to obtain a Land Use License, individuals on commercial hunting and/or fishing trips that are using OHNC land must also use only those guides/transporters who are on the OHNC's Licensed Guide/Transporter List.
A Land Use License will not be issued to someone on a commercial hunting and/or fishing trip if they are not using a guide or transporter that is on the OHNC's Licensed Guide/Transporter List.
To be on the OHNC's Licensed Guide/Transporter List, a guide/transporter must meet all of the following requirements:
If you are interested in being placed on the OHNC's Licensed Guide/Transporter List, please contact OHNC. We are interested in hearing from those who are impacted by the land use policy, especially from Shareholders and Descendants who are licensed guides or transporters. Please submit your comments via mail to our office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The three cabins owned by the OHNC on Sitkalidak Island are available for use by Shareholders and Descendants only. There is no fee for a Shareholder or Descendant to use the cabins. Everyone using the cabins, however, must sign in with the OHNC's office and sign a waiver. The cabins cannot be used for commercial purposes (i.e. on a guided hunt, for example).
Please contact the Old Harbor Native Corporation village office at (907) 286-2286 with any questions or to submit your land use license application and associated fees.
Old Harbor Native Corporation
Box 71 Old Harbor, AK 99643
Phone: (907) 286-2286
Fax: (907) 286-2876
Toll Free: (877) 986-2286