The Institute of the North is hosting its two-day ANILCA training March 5-6, 2014 at the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center in Anchorage, Alaska. This training will provide a thorough review of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA) and provide an opportunity to examine and discuss current and controversial ANILCA-related issues with several subject matter experts.

ANILCA impacts daily life in Alaska and, while we know two days is a lot of time out of someone’s work week, it is important to understand how this law came to be, what it means, and how it affects business opportunities, conservation policy, resource development, and public land management.

The training curriculum features a comprehensive review of the ANILCA statute in an easy-to-use format that includes a storehouse of resource materials that relate to this Act. These materials include the Act, ANILCA amendments, other relevant public land laws, CFR regulations that affect the Conservation System Units in Alaska, as well as pertinent documents, background information, and video materials of Sen. Ted Stevens and others involved in ANILCA at, and since, its enactment.

This training is valuable for land and resource managers, planners, academia, as well as community leaders, policy makers, and the interested public. Past participants have come from the private and public sector, as well as research institutions, and environmental organizations. Upon completion of the training, attendees have a greater understanding of this sweeping legislation and the interplay of the various stakeholder interests that have had such an enormous influence on Alaska. Register online at

For questions or more information, feel free to contact Karlin Itchoak, Alaska Program Coordinator, me at: