Brownfields Program

The Organized Village of Kasaan established its Brownfields Program  to identify and clean up possibly contaminated sites in the Kasaan Bay  Watershed.  So far, we have identified 35 areas of concern.  The sites  consist of abandoned mines and prospects

The basis of our Environmental program is the concern of our clean water and contaminated lands. We have over 35 mines in our area that pose a  risk of contamination in the form of runoff from mine tailing. We also have concerns about petroleum contamination due to old canneries and  logging areas. Our focus is on outreach and education for the town and  surrounding communities to prevent any further contamination.

Some of the main projects we have been working on are: 

  • The Prince of Wales Island-Wide Mining Symposium has happened every year for the past 9 years.
  • Educating the kids at the schools about contamination through Earth Day presentations.
  • E-waste collection and other community gatherings and booths. 
  • We are also working with the Alaska DEC on assessing some contaminated properties.

2019 Earth Day. "I DIG BROWNFIELDS"

2019 Earth Day. "I DIG BROWNFIELDS"

Prince of Wales Island Wide Mining Symposium


We have decided to hold the Prince of Wales Island Wide Mining Symposium every other year. We hope to see you in 2021! 

Check out the 2019 symposium (just click the link)

2019 Link

2019 Link

Information and Reporting

What are Brownfields? Here is where you can find out.


Please click the link above

U.S. EPA Brownfields Program


The Tribal Response Program for Brownfields is funded by the U.S. EPA


Tell us if you have any information on contaminated sites


Click Survey to participate

related News


AK Governor Nominates Ucore’s Bokan as a High Priority Infrastructure Project


Oil spills in Southeast Alaska 2019.

Inventory Map

OVK Brownfields Public Records

For information on this projects, please contact OVK Brownfields Coordinator LaNeice Congdon by email at


This portion of the Organized Village of Kasaan web site was  developed and maintained under Assistant Agreements awarded by the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency. It has not been formally reviewed by  EPA. The views expressed are solely those of the OVK, and EPA does not  endorse any products or commercial services mentioned.

OVK Brownfields Coordinator

Laneice COngdon

(907) 617-8127

Work Hours