Applicants Sought for Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Membership Deadline: March 15, 2024

For Immediate Release:
September 1, 2023
The Federal Subsistence Board is accepting applications through March 15, 2024, to fill seats on the 10 Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils (Councils). Council membership appointments are typically for 3-year terms. There are approximately 42 seats open for appointment among all Councils. 
Katerina Wessels 
Council Coordination Division Supervisor 
907-786-3885 or 800-478-1456 

The Councils meet at least twice a year and provide recommendations to the Federal Subsistence Board on subsistence management issues. Council meetings serve as a forum for regional public involvement in Federal subsistence management. Council members must be knowledgeable about the uses of fish and wildlife resources in their region and reside in the region they wish to represent. 

Individuals may apply for membership themselves, or an individual or organization may nominate someone for Council membership. Additional information on the application process and the Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils is available on the Federal Subsistence Management Program’s website: or by contacting Katerina Wessels, Council Coordination Division Supervisor at the Office of Subsistence Management, at (800) 478- 1456 or (907) 786-3885 or

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