FOIA

The Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, is a law that provides any person access to agency records, except to the extent that such agency records or portions of such agency records are protected from disclosure by one or more of the nine FOIA exemptions. The Alaska Public Lands Information Center is a collaborative effort between nine different agencies. From this page, you can link to those agencies and file a request, track the status of a request, learn about how the FOIA program is structured, and/or review our guidance and resources related to FOIA. The agencies post a great deal of information on-line. If you are interested in making a request you may find the information you seek has already been posted.

If you have not found the information you are seeking in a FOIA Library, you may submit a written FOIA request to the FOIA Contact at the agency where you believe the records are maintained. You may also ask the FOIA Contacts what information you can obtain without submitting a FOIA request or where such information may be located.

Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) for assistance. OGIS serves as a bridge between requesters and agencies, particularly in situations where clear, direct communication has been lacking. You can reach OGIS by email at ogis@nara.gov, by phone at 1-877-684-6448, or by fax at (202) 741-5769.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

National Park Service (NPS)

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

United States Forest Service (USFS)

  • Linda Lasko, Assistant Director, Office of Regulatory and Management Services, Stop 1143, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Yates Building, Washington, DC 20250-1143
  • Phone: (202) 205-1542
  • Fax: (202) 649-1161
  • Email: wo_foia@fs.fed.us
  • Website: https://www.fs.fed.us/im/foia/

State of Alaska