Through ANCSA, BBNC took direct responsibility for about 11% of the 27.5 million acres of land in Southwest Alaska that make up the Bristol Bay region. BBNC stewards three million acres of subsurface estate and more than 115,000 acres of surface lands.
BBNC promotes in-region economic development of the natural resources on its lands, including minerals, oil, gas and tourism, carefully selecting and supporting only those projects that will both enrich our Native ways and sustain our lands.
We prioritize the development of energy sources that have the most potential to reduce the high cost of living in the region without diminishing our way of life. While we look to strengthen our region’s financial and social future, we remain vigilant about preserving those resources that have always sustained us.
Through responsible use of abundant resources, and in cooperation with the villages who share stewardship responsibilities for the region, we aspire to support strong families and communities.