University of Alaska Land Management

Copper Center
Disposal Plan




The University of Alaska is currently offering all or a portion of several parcels in the Copper River Basin for commercial lease and/or material extraction.  The parcels are located between Milepost 100 and Milepost 108 of the Richardson Highway in close proximity to Copper Center, the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge and the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
The Copper River Basin provides excellent fishing, hunting and camping opportunities.  There is an abundance of wildlife in the area including moose, bear, caribou, fox, lynx, ptarmigan, rabbits, ducks, and geese.  Several species of fish are available in local lakes, rivers and streams including king salmon, grayling, and trout.  Vegetation is primarily a mixture of spruce, alder, and willow trees.
Several of the parcels share boundaries with the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve and/or have access to the Copper River and its tributaries.  In addition, several parcels offer views of the surrounding Alaska, Wrangell and Chugach Mountain Ranges.  The topography and availability of public roads and public utilities varies, depending on the location of the parcel.  The successful offeror will be required to secure any necessary access authorizations and to construct and maintain any required roads and drainage systems necessary for the offeror’s use.
Additional information regarding these parcels may be available from local, state and federal offices, including but not limited to:  the city or borough assessor’s office, building permitting office and land planning office; local utility companies; district recorder’s office; the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Fish and Game and Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; and the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, Geological Survey and Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Interested parties should thoroughly inspect these parcels prior to submitting an offer to ensure that the parcels are suitable for the party’s intended use and to determine all permitting requirements related to that intended use.  Parcel inspections that require the use of any equipment, including excavation or drilling equipment; may only be conducted after receipt of a permit from the University, and after verification by the interested party that they have secured legal access to the parcel from adjacent land owners, if necessary.

CB.CC.0002 Portion of Section 12:
SW4SW4, and
Lots 4, 5, 6, & 8
Copper Center
(T2N R1W)
CB.CC.0003 Portion of Section 13:
SW4SE4, and Lot 38
Copper Center
(T2N R1W)
CB.CC.0007 Portion of Section 18:
Lots 12 & 13
Copper Center
(T2N R1E)
CB.CC.0020 Portion of Section 18:
Lot 20
Copper Center
(T2N R1E)
CB.CC.0021 Portion of Section 18:
Lot 41
Copper Center
(T2N R1E)
CB.NP.0003 Tract B Wrangell St. Elias
National Park Visitor and
Headquarters Site Subdivision
CB.TZ.0007 Portion of Section 22:
Lots 5 & 6
Copper Center
(T3N R1W)
CB.TZ.0009 Portion of Section 35:
N2NE4, SW4NE4, W2SE4
and Lots 1, 2 & 4
Copper Center
(T3N R1W)
CB.TZ.0010 Portion of Section 36:
NW4NW4 and
Lots 2, 9, 10 & 11,
(Excluding the Copper Center school site)
Copper Center
(T3N R1W)
CB.TZ.0011 Portion of Section 26:
Copper Center
(T3N R1W)
CB.TZ.0012 Portion of Section 26:
N2, that portion lying south
of the Richardson Highway
Copper Center
(T3N R1W)

PROCESS - Commercial Lease and/or Natural Resource Sale

OPTION 1 - Commercial Lease
The University of Alaska is requesting proposals from qualified individuals or firms interested in leasing and developing commercial projects on the parcel(s) listed above. Proposals will be considered on a first come, first served basis. The terms and conditions of this offering are available below.

OPTION 2 - Natural Resource Sale
The University of Alaska is accepting offers from qualified individuals or entities interested in purchasing gravel, sand, rock and other materials from the parcel(s) listed above. Offers to purchase material will be considered on a first come, first served basis. The terms and conditions of this offering are available below. Material Sale Agreements will be executed using the University of Alaska's documents. A sample Material Sale Agreement is available below for review.