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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, Office of Subsistence Management, Subsistence, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
1/13/2017
Caron McKee

The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) met January 10-12, 2017 in Anchorage to consider 13 proposed changes to the Federal subsistence fisheries regulations, a request for reconsideration of a past proposal, and one wildlife special action. The Board also conducted Tribal and Alaska Native Corporation consultations. 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, Office of Subsistence Management, Subsistence, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
1/9/2017
Michael Johnson

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the appointment of Ms. Rhonda Pitka as a public member of the Federal Subsistence Board.  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has concurred with the appointment.    

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, Office of Subsistence Management, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
12/12/2016
US Fish and Wildlife Service

This MOA is entered into for the purpose of formalizing the subsistence wildlife management partnership between the Department and AITRC.  The Board will accept public testimony and address Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) Section 805 requirements associated with implementation of the MOA.  The MOA may be viewed at https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/interior-and-ahtna-intertribal-resource-commission-agree-cooperative-wildlife

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, Office of Subsistence Management, Subsistence, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
11/30/2016
Chris McKee

A public meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., January 24, 2017, at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in Kotzebue to discuss a Wildlife Special Action request received by the Federal Subsistence Board. Wildlife Special Action Request WSA17-02, submitted by the Northwest Arctic Subsistence Regional Advisory Council (Council), requests that Federal public lands in Unit 23 be closed to moose hunting by non-Federally qualified users effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, Office of Subsistence Management, Subsistence, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
11/29/2016
Michael Johnson

ANCHORAGE – U.S. Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor today signed an agreement with officials from the Ahtna Intertribal Resources Commission (AITRC) – which coordinates natural resource management issues for the eight federally recognized tribes in the Ahtna region – to create a cooperative wildlife management demonstration project on federal and Ahtna Corporation lands in Southcentral Alaska.  

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, Office of Subsistence Management, Subsistence, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
11/28/2016
Chris McKee

The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) approved Temporary Special Action WSA16-06, increasing the harvest limit from one to two caribou for the winter season in Unit 12 remainder for the 2016/2017 regulatory year.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, Office of Subsistence Management, Subsistence, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
11/23/2016
Michelle St. Peters

2018 Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program

February 20, 2017 is the Deadline to Submit Project Proposals

 

The Office of Subsistence Management’s Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program is seeking technically sound proposals that gather information to manage and conserve subsistence fishery resources on Federal public lands and waters in Alaska. 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, Office of Subsistence Management, Subsistence, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
10/26/2016
Amee R. Howard

The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) held a work session on July 26-27, 2016 in Anchorage.  On the agenda for Board consideration were the following: review, feedback, and next steps for the draft policy on nonrural determinations; deliberations on the Request for Reconsideration (RFR) processes for RFR15-02 Kasilof River Community Gillnet and RFR15-03 Makhnati Island Area Herring and Herring Spawn; review and approval of annual report replies to the 10 Regional Advisory Councils; and in Executive Session, action on Council nominations.   

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, Office of Subsistence Management, Subsistence, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
10/20/2016
Carl Johnson

Deadline: February 3, 2017

The Federal Subsistence Board is accepting applications through February 3, 2017 to fill seats on the 10 Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils. Council membership appointments are typically for 3-year terms. There are approximately 35 seats open for appointment among all Councils. 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, Office of Subsistence Management, Subsistence, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
10/18/2016
Katya Wessels

A public meeting is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., November 1, 2016, at the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Conference Room in Tok to discuss and provide comment on a Temporary Special Action request received by the Federal Subsistence Board (Board). 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, Office of Subsistence Management, Subsistence, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
10/17/2016
Katya Wessels

Public is welcome and encouraged to participate
The Seward Peninsula Subsistence Regional Advisory Council is scheduled to meet November 1-2, 2016 at the Nome Mini-Convention Center in Nome. The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. daily.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, Office of Subsistence Management, Subsistence, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
10/14/2016
Marnie Graham

In consultation with the Southcentral Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Chair, the Eastern Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Chair, and the State of Alaska, the Federal in-season manager from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Glennallen Field Office, has issued Special Action FC-01-16.  This Special Action opens a Nelchina Caribou harvest season to Federally qualified subsistence users effective 12:01 a.m. on October 15, 2016 to 11:59 p.m. on October 20, 2016. This opportunity will occur on Federal public unencumbered lands in Units 13A and 13B only. The harvest limit is 2 caribou by Federal registration permit (FC1302).  This opening and closure does not affect the regular winter caribou season from October 21, 2016 to March 31, 2017.  This limited opportunity has been implemented by Federal Emergency Special Action WSA 16-05.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, Office of Subsistence Management, Subsistence, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
10/7/2016
Katya Wessels

Public is welcome and encouraged to participate

The North Slope Subsistence Regional Advisory Council is scheduled to meet October 31 and November 1 at the Inupiat Heritage Center in Barrow.  The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. daily.
 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, Office of Subsistence Management, Subsistence, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
10/7/2016
Katya Wessels

Public is welcome and encouraged to participate

 

The Bristol Bay Subsistence Regional Advisory Council is scheduled to meet October 26-27, 2016 at the Dillingham Middle School Gym in Dillingham. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. on October 26.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska, Office of Subsistence Management, Subsistence, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
10/7/2016
Katya Wessels

The Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistence Regional Advisory Council is scheduled to meet  October 21, 2016 by teleconference beginning at 8:30 a.m.  This is a continuation of the Council’s meeting in Dutch Harbor held on August 15-16, 2016.  The Council will resume with agenda and action items not completed at the previous meeting, as well as discuss the Tongass National Forest Submerged Lands Proposed Rule.  

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