Last summer, Brice collaborated with the US Coast Guard to complete the transfer of US Coast Guard land to its original owners — the 8 million Yu’pik people of the Bering Straits region of Alaska. This land transfer had been decades in the waiting, since the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 was passed by Congress.
“The eventual success of the project owes to the creativity, compromise, and commitment to teamwork of the agencies and organizations involved. But above all, it was having a third-party with in-depth knowledge and experience navigating environmental regulations, coupled with the ability to keep a team of diverse stakeholders accountable to their respective tasks and achieve consensus.”
Read the full article to learn more about what it took to complete this long-awaited land transfer.Completing The Transfer of Port Clarence