Public hearing announced for Temporary Wildlife Special Action Requests WSA20-01, WSA20-02, and WSA20-03 for moose and caribou in Units 11, 12 and 13

A telephonic public hearing is scheduled for 6:00–9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020, to receive public testimony on three temporary special action requests submitted to the Federal Subsistence Board (Board).

Last edited 01/25/2022
Contact Information

Chris McKee

(907) 786-3572 or (800) 478-1456

Temporary Special Action Request WSA20-01, submitted by William Amburg, requests a continuous caribou season in Unit 13 from Aug. 1-Mar. 31, and that the caribou harvest limit in Unit 13 remainder be changed to two caribou for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons.

Temporary Special Action Request WSA20-02, submitted by the Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission, requests the development of a community harvest system for moose and caribou in Units 11, 12, and 13. Given the Board’s recent action on Wildlife Proposal WP18-19, only the Unit 12 requests will be considered in the analysis for this special action. 

Temporary Special Action Request WSA20-03, submitted by Kirk Wilson, requests that the Board close Federal public lands in Unit 13 to the harvest of moose and caribou except for Federally qualified subsistence users for the 2020/21 season.

The public is encouraged to participate in this hearing by calling the telephone number below. When prompted, enter the passcode. Comments will be forwarded to the Board for consideration.

Public Hearing Information:

Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Teleconference: Toll Free: (888) 566-1030   
Passcode: 3344290

The Board is committed to providing access to this public meeting for all participants. Please direct requests for accommodation needs to the Office of Subsistence Management at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3888 or by e-mail at least seven business days prior to the meeting. 

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