The Department of Natural Resources has opened the 2022 Alaska State Land Auction, Offering #493, which includes 186 road-accessible and remote parcels from Prince of Wales Island to the Interior.
“Alaskans feel a powerful connection with their land, and there is something special about owning a piece of property where you can put down roots, build a home and build a life in our beautiful state,” said Gov. Mike Dunleavy. “Land auctions are just one of the ways DNR helps implement my vision of putting Alaska land into Alaskans’ hands, and I encourage everyone to consider taking advantage of this opportunity.”
Alaska residents may submit sealed bids in person, by mail, or online until Oct. 4 at 4:30 p.m. Apparent high bids will be announced Oct. 19. Bidders may purchase up to two parcels.
Free auction brochures can be downloaded from the DNR Land Sales website at this link.
Parcels not sold at auction may be available through over-the-counter sales to Alaska residents, non-residents or businesses, starting on Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. OTC parcels currently available for purchase are posted on the Land Sales website’s Over- the-Counter section. DNR offers competitive in-house financing for land purchases. For more information about OTC sales, check page 25 of Auction Brochure #493.
The state also has an agricultural land auction underway at this link. The auction features 27 parcels available for sale in the Nenana-Totchaket area.
Nenana-Totchaket area was planned as a farming project decades ago, but access to the area limited the agricultural development. A new bridge constructed over the Nenana River, which was completed in 2020, was the key to unlocking the development of millions of acres of land owned by the State, Alaska Native corporations, and the University of Alaska.
With access barriers removed, combined with increased interest in creating sustainable food sources for Alaska, the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture started building a 30-year development plan for the area.