Hmmm... this leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but it looks like the AMHT is working within its authority, according to the Alaska Admistrative Code.
11 AAC 99.080. Closure of mental health trust land
The executive director, after consultation with the trust authority, may close trust land to any use inconsistent with 11 AAC 99.020.
11 AAC 99.020. Management of Alaska mental health trust land So... It seems to me that if the executive director of AMHT determines that public use of a parcel of AMHT land doesn't fit with the five criteria listed above (the first of which is maximization of revenue), he can decide to close that parcel to public access. Yeah. It stings a little.
(b) Trust land shall be managed consistently with trust responsibilities accepted by the state under the Alaska Mental Health Enabling Act (P.L. 84-830, 70 Stat. 709 (1956)), which means that management shall be conducted solely in the best interest of the Alaska mental health trust and its beneficiaries.
(c) In determining the best interest of the trust and its beneficiaries, and in determining consistency between state law and the Alaska Mental Health Enabling Act (P.L. 84-830, 70 Stat. 709 (1956)), the executive director shall, at a minimum, consider the following trust management principles:
(1) maximization of long-term revenue from trust land;
(2) protection of the corpus;
(3) protection and enhancement of the long-term productivity of trust land;
(4) encouragement of a diversity of revenue-producing uses of trust land; and
(5) management of trust land prudently, efficiently, and with accountability to the trust and its beneficiaries.