Doyon Efforts to Mitigate Trespassing
Doyon implements many standards to help mitigate trespass in communities. Many non-local visitors and hunters may simply be unaware of land patterns and private land ownership when trespassing near communities or on Doyon land. There are several ways to help educate the public about land patterns. Some of the ways the lands and natural resources department conducts land education and notification is through posting signs, installing kiosks at boat launches and easements, posting land maps in the newspapers during hunting seasons, and providing brochures at various locations where hunters may stop in. Doyon also provides a notification to all local guides, transporters, and outfitters about how to access land maps on the Doyon website to better assist with mitigating trespass.
Doyon also assists village corporations in ordering and posting signs. Most recently, Doyon was engaged in a community liaison project with the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge and Circle Tribal Council to post private property signs on lands and provide community outreach to non-local visitors to educate them on local land use and land patterns. The lands and natural resources department thanks Amanda Pope and Jessica Fields for their work on the project. Collaborative partnerships are the most meaningful ways to influence and mitigate trespass by educating non-local residents on village land use and Alaska Native Settlement Claims Act (ANCSA) of 1971 boundaries.