ANILCA Training

Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980


March 5-6, 2019 ANILCA Training Registration Open (at bottom of this page)

What is ANILCA?

Through ANILCA, Congress designated 104 million acres of new national parklands, wildlife refuges, and other conservation lands in Alaska, for a total of 139 million acres (more than one third of the state). Congress balanced the unprecedented scale of these designations with similarly unprecedented accommodations for Alaskans’ way of life and reliance on a resource-based economy.

ANILCA Training Includes:

  • Summary of Alaska’s land history from Territorial days to present
  • Context of ANILCA’s passage – including major constituents, issues of the day, and the Great Compromise
  • Overview of ANILCA statutory provisions
  • Key access provisions of ANILCA, including access for traditional activities, subsistence, inholdings, and transportation & utility systems
  • Subsistence on federal lands
  • Wilderness reviews and management
  • ANILCA implementation, including federal land planning
  • Case studies

ANILCA Training Objectives

Seek a greater understanding of this sweeping legislation and its influence on conservation policy, business opportunities, Alaska residents’ way of life, resource development, and public land management in Alaska. Understanding ANILCA assists both federal managers and non-federal stakeholders in finding implementation solutions that continue to balance conservation and Alaska’s unique circumstances. Participation by multiple agencies and non-federal stakeholders enriches the learning experience.

Recommended for Federal agencies with ANILCA implementation responsibilities, state and local land and resource managers, Native corporations, rural residents and inholders, as well as community leaders, policy makers, consultants, the academic community and the interested public.


Over a dozen presenters include federal and non-federal subject matter experts with extensive ANILCA experience.


$575 tuition includes two days of instruction, copy of ANILCA & Amendments; presentation documents; “Alaska in Maps – A Thematic Atlas”; and a portable USB drive with relevant laws, regulations and other supporting documents. Lunch and snacks are included in the price.

Training Schedule

ANILCA Trainings are held in Anchorage at the Campbell Creek Science Center each Spring and Fall.

Upcoming dates include:

  • November 8-9, 2018. Classes start 8.15 am promptly, and end at 4.45 pm.

Federal Employee registration:

Registration is now closed for 2018 November training. To be added on the waitlist, contact Jennifer Martinez here.


This course is offered in partnership with the US Department of the Interior University (DOIU), building on a curriculum developed in 2004 with an appropriation from Congress – and now substantially improved to meet contemporary needs.