Mountain goat harvest closed in portions of Unit 1C

For Immediate Release:
September 29, 2023

Douglas, Alaska – Juneau District Ranger Tristan Fluharty, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, is closing two portions of Unit 1C to the harvest of mountain goats.

Last edited 09/29/2023
Contact Information

Paul Robbins Jr.

Public Affairs Officer

Tongass National Forest


The areas to be closed are:

Sumdum Peninsula – Portion of Unit 1C on the Sumdum Peninsula west of Spruce Creek at the head of Windham Bay and over the saddle at the top of the drainage to Endicott Arm

Mt. Kluchman - Portion of Unit 1(C); that portion west of the US/Canada Border to East Twin Glacier, and north of the Taku River; commonly referred to as Mt. Kluchman.

Eagle Glacier to Sawmill Creek – Portion of Unit 1(C); that portion draining into Lynn Canal and Stephens Passage between Eagle River and Eagle Glacier and Sawmill Creek.

The closures will be effective Saturday, September 30 at 11:59 p.m. and will remain in effect through the rest of the 2023 season which ends November 30. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has issued concurrent closures in the same area (Emergency orders R1-5-23, R1-8-23, and R1-10-23). Additional mountain goat harvest in this area could have long term negative effects on the conservation of the mountain goat subpopulation.

A map and description of the closed areas are available from the Region I, Douglas Area Office of ADF&G. Information on Federal subsistence management special actions for the Tongass National Forest can be found at For additional information call Jake Musslewhite, North Zone Subsistence Biologist at 907-789-6256 or email him at

Information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be found at

WSA 13 MG 03-23 NR [pdf]

WSA 13 MG 03-23 SA [pdf]



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