Alaska claims ownership of Fortymile lands
North of 60 Mining News – December 1, 2018
Last updated 9/25/2020 at 7:33am
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 ver...