During its August 2-3, 2023, work session, the Federal Subsistence Board (Board) discussed and approved responses to Regional Advisory Council (Councils) FY22 annual reports, reviewed Council recommendations for changes to Council charters, and received briefings on updates to the Regional Advisory Council Correspondence Policy and a letter from the Southeast Council to the Board on transboundary river watersheds.
The Board voted to recommend the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture (Secretaries) adopt the Councils’ requests to modify their Council charters s to add language authorizing a non-voting young leader seat to the Membership and Designation Section of all ten Councils’ charters. The Board also voted to recommend that the Secretaries adopt charter language submitted by the Northwest Arctic Council to improve geographic representation on the Council. The Board also approved individual customary and traditional use determination proposals ICTP23-01 and ICTP23-02 pertaining to areas managed by the National Park Service in Unit 13.
In addition to the public work session, the Board held an executive session on Thursday, August 3, 2023. The purpose of this meeting was to develop recommendations to the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture for appointments to the Regional Advisory Councils. A summary of the executive session will be made available to the Councils and, upon request, to the public.
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