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The Arctic Slope region is a vast and ancient land that the Iñupiat people have called home for 10,000 years. There are eight distinct villages, each with its own story to tell. Browse our community pages to learn more about each of them. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation owns nearly 5 million acres of land on Alaska's North Slope. ASRC lands are located in areas that have either known resources or are highly prospective for oil, gas, coal and base metal sulfides. ASRC is committed to developing these resources and bringing them to market, in a manner that respects Iñupiat subsistence values while ensuring proper care of the environment, habitat and wildlife.
Goals and Objectives
When ASRC began selecting the land entitled to its shareholders under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, it set clear goals and objectives:
- To gain title to the lands with the greatest resource potential
- To explore and develop ASRC lands
- To produce and market the resources from them
ASRC has recently turned its attention to the development of its resources as called for in our strategic plan, which builds on ASRC's mission. The long-term corporate objectives are:
- Continue to maximize commercial oil and gas production on ASRC lands.
- Continue feasibility of full-scale mine development project of our coal resources.
- Manage existing agreements to insure mineral exploration occurs on our lands.
- Continue to evaluate exchange opportunities to maximize natural resource potential.
When ASRC finalized most of its land selections the Corporation turned its attention to the development of its resources. ASRC also targeted potential exchanges for land within the 23 million acre National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPR-A).