Special Actions

A Special Action Request is an out-of-cycle change in a season, harvest limit, or method of harvest. Special Actions are taken when unusual situations arise, such as a significant change in resource abundance that could not reasonably have been anticipated. The Federal Subsistence Board may take a Special Action to restrict, close, open, or reopen the taking of fish and wildlife on Federal public lands and waters. Such actions are taken to ensure the continued viability of a particular fish or wildlife population, to ensure continued subsistence use, or for reasons of public safety. These guidelines and requirements can be found in 36 CFR 242.19 and 50 CFR 100.19(link is external).

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Pending Special Actions

Fisheries

Wildlife

Fisheries Special Action Request FSA-YD-24-01 on  Kuskokwim River Starting June 1, 2024. The Fisheries Manager at the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (YKDNWR), in coordination with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (KRITFC), propose to close Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River drainage to the harvest of Chinook, Chum, and Coho Salmon by all users starting June 1, 2024.  Harvest opportunities for Federally qualified subsistence users may be announced during this closure.  The public is encouraged to provide comments to the Federal manger on the proposed closure.  

 

Public Hearing May 15, 2024, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

Wildlife Special Action Request WSA24-02 from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission requesting to close federal public lands in Units 11, 12 remainder, and 13 to all caribou hunting for the remainder of the 2024-2025 regulatory year. 
  Wildlife Special Action Request WSA24-03 from the Bureau of Land Management Glennallen Field Office requesting to close hunting of caribou by all users on federal public lands in Units 11, 12, and 13 for the 2024/25 regulatory year. 
 

Wildlife Special Action Request WSA24-04 from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission requesting to extend the end date of the fall moose season in the portion of Unit 12 from September 20 to September 30 for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 regulatory years.

 

Public Hearing May 29, 2024 4:00 p.m. -  6:00 p.m.

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