Current Topics

Rural Determination

  • From August 20 through October 30, 2013, the Federal Subsistence Board will hold several hearings throughout Alaska to accept public testimony and written comments on the Federal Subsistence Management Program’s rural determination process

Senate Hearing Thursday, September 19, 2013

  • The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a full committee hearing on wildlife management in Alaska under the Alaska National Interest Lands Act (ANILCA) and the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), with a focus on subsistence management issues. Subsistence under ANILCA is the “customary and traditional uses by rural Alaska residents of wild, renewable resources for direct personal or family consumption.” Wildlife management and subsistence in Alaska is a complex issue governed by many statutes and informed by a number of perspectives of stakeholders and managers. The hearing took place at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013.