Doyon Prepares for Trespass Season
As the largest private landowner in the state of Alaska, with lands across a region the size of Texas, Doyon, Limited understands that addressing trespass is a large and complex – but essential – task.
The Doyon lands and natural resources department works to address trespass in various ways, including cost-sharing with village corporations to post private property signs and kiosks at main access points, such as boat launches, on ANCSA land.
Doyon has also assisted in developing brochures for distribution by village corporations in their communities. The brochures include a land map and highlight what can and can’t be done on privately owned lands by nonshareholders and visitors to the area.
During hunting season, Doyon includes maps of communities and sub-regions in various publications, and
directly notifies transporters and guides of private land locations. A recent Doyon project focused on gating or
closing access to sand, gravel, and rock sites on the highway system to limit trespass by travelers and hunters.
The lands department staff also participated in several meetings with the Eastern Interior Regional Advisory Council, village corporations, and various federal, state, tribal, and private organizations to help advocate for more education to hunters about impacts of trespass on local hunting and land use near rural communities.
Doyon collaborates with the Alaska State Troopers and federal agencies to address trespass. When reporting
trespass on Doyon land, please do so promptly and include an exact location and any identifying information, such as license plate numbers. For more information, contact the lands and natural resources department at 907-459-2030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.