Department of Law

The Department of Law (DOL), and specifically the Natural Resource Section of the Civil Division, provides legal advice and represents the State Departments and Boards that regulate Alaska's lands, waters, and renewable natural resources, including ADF&G and the Boards of Fisheries and Game. The Natural Resource section helps to ensure that the state's natural resources are managed and allocated by state agencies in a manner that is consistent with the law, defends against legal challenges to actions taken by the state's natural resource agencies, and pursues legal actions against persons who are illegally using, damaging, or destroying Alaska's lands, waters, or renewable natural resources.