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Secretary Appoints Two Public Members to the Federal Subsistence Board


01/30/2012


 Secretary Appoints Two Public Members to the Federal Subsistence Board

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the appointment of two public members to the Federal Subsistence Board (FSB). Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack concurred in the appointments of Anthony Christianson of Hydaburg and Charles Brower of Barrow. Following a review of the federal subsistence program in 2010 the Secretaries had recommended that the FSB be expanded to include additional public members representing rural subsistence users. The Board currently consists of a public Chair and five directors of Alaska federal agencies.

Mr. Christianson and Mr. Brower are life-long Alaskans with deep personal knowledge and experience with subsistence. In the review Secretary Salazar asked the Board and the Department to take a number of actions, including the appointment of two additional public Board members, “to provide a more responsive, more effective subsistence program.” The Secretary believes that these appointments will go far in bringing increased knowledge of subsistence users and uses to the decision-making process of the Board.

Secretary Vilsack strongly supports the selection of Mr. Christianson and Mr. Brower for service on the Federal Subsistence Board. “Their records of leadership and experience will bring important insight to the work of the Board and represents a new chapter in the working relationship between the federal government and the people of rural Alaska.”

Mr. Anthony Christianson is a life-long resident of Southeast Alaska and currently serves as Natural Resource Director for the Hydaburg Cooperative Association, a federally recognized tribal entity. He also serves as Mayor of the City of Hydaburg. Mr. Christianson has participated in a number of programs and studies related to fish and wildlife in Southeast Alaska.

Mr. Charles Brower is a life-long resident of Barrow, Alaska, and currently serves as Special Assistant to the Vice President of the Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, the Barrow village corporation. Former positions include Wildlife Department Director for the Native Village of Barrow and Wildlife Department Director for the North Slope Borough. Mr. Brower has served on a number of wildlife commissions including the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council, the Alaska Nanuuq (polar bear) Commission, and the Eskimo Walrus Commission.