Preservation, education and cooperation
In addition to primary land management activities, the BBNC Land Department operates varied programs that provide information, access, or services related to our lands.
Land Access and Investment Opportunities
Commercial Land Use Permits – BBNC shareholders are permitted to access our ANCSA lands. Non-shareholders can request access through use permits. Your guide or lodge may have already purchased a long-term use permit, so check with them first. Not accessing lands through a permitted guide or lodge? Get details about permits for: Hunting near Ivanof Bay, Fishing the Nushagak.
Bristol Bay Fuels Wharf Facility – Bristol Bay Fuels, a subsidiary of BBNC, owns a wharf facility on the western side of the Dillingham harbor. Use of this facility to ship materials, equipment and freight into and out of Dillingham is a lower cost option than using the city dock. It is used by many area residents for loading equipment for fishing operations. The wharf facility also has limited availability for temporary cargo or equipment storage, large vessel haulout and storage, and maintenance and repair work. See Wharf Facility Rules and Rates. If you have any questions about the facility, please contact Bristol Bay Fuels at (907) 842-1234.
Roads, Infrastructure and Energy Projects – Within a Responsible Resource Development and Fish First framework, the Land Department is committed to finding opportunities that improve the way of life for residents of Bristol Bay. This includes support for projects that strengthen local infrastructure and provide more affordable access to energy. Examples of projects with BBNC support include:
- Road Interties – BBNC supports interties in the region that will help communities with economic benefits regarding energy, health and safety and overall transportation. Support comes in the form of regional studies to assess development prospects.
- Renewable Energy – Multiple wind and hydroelectric projects are ongoing in Bristol Bay. Support from BBNC ranges from land sales and easement donations to providing technical support.
- Transportation Infrastructure (roads, airports, ports) – BBNC encourages regional infrastructure improvements that will benefit the region and have support of affected communities. Assistance from BBNC can come in the form of in-kind engineering and/or project management, community outreach, donations or sales of rock and gravel, site control, and letters of support.
BIA TEDC and EMDP Grants – The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) and Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP) grant programs offer financial and technical assistance for planning energy projects on Native corporation lands. BBNC has been the recipient of funding from both programs and deployed that funding in support of Bristol Bay energy projects and initiatives. The Land Department used EMDP funding to assess a potential geothermal resource at Togiak Tuya. The final report is available here.