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Alaska claims ownership of Fortymile lands

North of 60 Mining News – December 1, 2018

The state of Alaska Nov. 8 filed a lawsuit against the United States Bureau of Land Management, asserting ownership of the submerged lands beneath the Middle Fork and North Fork of the Fortymile River. This lawsuit comes on the heels of other successful efforts to confirm the state's ownership of navigable waterways across Alaska.

"Unlike many other areas in the U.S., Alaska's waterways are very m...


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