Public Meeting Announced for Temporary Special Action Request WSA17-05 for Unit 12 Remainder Caribou Harvest Limit Increase

A public meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., November 7, 2017, 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). 

Last edited 01/25/2022
Contact Information

Katerina “Katya” Wessels

(907) 786-3885 or (800) 478-1456

Temporary Special Action request WSA17-05, submitted by the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge requests that the harvest limit be increased from 1 caribou to “up to 2 caribou” and that the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Manager, in consultation with the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Superintendent, Alaska Department of Fish and Game area biologists, and Chairs of the Eastern Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council and Upper Tanana/Fortymile Fish and Game Advisory Committee, be delegated authority to set the harvest limit for the to-be-announced winter caribou season in Unit 12 remainder for the 2017/18 regulatory year.  This request targets the Nelchina caribou herd, which currently exceeds state population objectives.

At this meeting, the public will have an opportunity to provide testimony and comments to representatives of the Federal Subsistence Management Program. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting in person or by calling the telephone number provided below. When prompted, enter the passcode. Comments received at the meeting will be forwarded to the Board for consideration on the Temporary Special Action request.

Public Meeting information is below:

Tuesday, November 7, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Conference Room
1.5 Mile Borealis Ave.
Teleconference: TOLL FREE 1-888-455-5897
Passcode: 3344290

The Board is committed to providing access to this public meeting for all participants. Please direct requests for sign language interpreting services or other accommodation needs to the Office of Subsistence Management at 1 (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3888 or by e-mail by close of business on October 24, 2017. 

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