Land is Our
Isanotski Corporation represents the native
people of False Pass who have lived on the these coastal lands for thousands of
years. Ancient Aleut village sites are scattered over many of the lands
presently owned by the Corporation. Virtually all of our lands are still in
their original wilderness state. We are watching development of our lands
carefully and have permitted a limited number of acres to be leased, sold and
developed near the community of False Pass. We are using a small percentage of
our land endowment for residential development. Lands distant from the
community are used primarily for subsistence hunting, fishing and trapping by
the shareholders and visitors from other areas.
development cannot occur without population growth, the Corporation is making
land available for residential uses. Some of this land is located in a surveyed
subdivision within the community where all standard services are available at
the lot boundary. Other lands will be made available as the need arises.
Individuals interested in buying or leasing land for their own residential use
should contact the Corporation. Please see the Community Page for a map showing
the location of residential land.
leases commercial land to fisheries support businesses near the new City Dock
and the site for the new small boat harbor that is to be built in 2005.
The lands owned by the
Corporation cover a wide variety of scenic landscapes. It is no exaggeration to
say that many of these landscapes are of world class, so beautiful that such
scenes are seldom seen except in national parks. Landscapes in the area vary
from high glaciated volcanoes to sheer cliffs dropping into the sea and
expansive tundra plains dotted with myriads of lakes. The essential natural
forces that forged this landscape over the millennia such as earthquakes,
volcanic activity, glaciation, running water and wind are still very active
today. These forces give our area a very dynamic wild character which, when
experienced, will never be forgotten. The Isanotski Corporation is committed to
protect the beauty and integrity of this landscape. Please see the Photo
Gallery and Eco-Tourism web pages to get a visual impression of the area.
A large percentage of
the lands owned by the Isanotski Corporation have very high value for wildlife.
This value has been recognized by the federal government and all the lands
adjoining Corporation lands have been added to the National Wildlife Refuge
System to insure that the habitat for wildlife in the area is fully protected.
The Corporation is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife habitat on its own
lands. It is committed to preserve these habitats so that wildlife can flourish
and the local lifestyle of subsistence hunting, fishing and gathering can
continue indefinitely. The Corporation owns lands near the community that have
already been disturbed by human activities and these lands will be used for
commercial and residential development. In 1999 the Corporation finalized an
agreement to sell over 8,000 acres of land to a conservation organization. This
land will be administered by the USFWS primarily for the protection of Tundra
Isanotski Corporation Lands:
Land Use Policy:
Board has approved a formal Land Use Policy that it expects all users of our
lands to adhere to. A copy of this policy is available from the Corporation
office. The policy covers the use of Corporation land by shareholders and
non-shareholders alike. It also outlines specific policies regarding
recreation, hunting and fishing. If you would like to use any of our lands,
please request a copy of the Land Use Policy beforehand. For those people
interested in tourism, please see our web page on Eco-tourism to get more
details and our Links and Community Pages for addresses and telephone numbers.