Last week, the Federal Subsistence Board voted to close Unit 23 to all but local caribou hunters. The closure will last for one year.
“This is a hard pill to swallow, but it’s a matter of sharing the burden of conservation between all areas and being proactive before it reaches a real crisis,” said Charlie Lean.
With ungulate populations in decline, local and state groups want to explore intensive management strategies on the Seward Peninsula—starting with a study of predator-prey relationships.
What makes a community rural? That’s a question the Federal Subsistence Board has grappled with for years. Now, federal managers are trying something new.
In Friday’s news: NTSB releases preliminary report on recent Hageland crash; Federal Subsistence Board limits king salmon harvests on Kuskokwim River; Alaska House votes yes to…
In Wednesday’s news: Senate Committee approves $3 million for Nome Middle Dock; Oil refineries could receive state funds to continue operating; The Alaska ICC discusses food…
Body found north of Anchorage identified as missing airman; Federal Subsistence Board adopts tribal consultation policy, holds off on consultation with ANCSA corporations; largest herring fishery on hold, herring not eager to show up; NOAA and Russian counterparts collaborate in seal survey; Chief Papasadora reminds youth that choices made now can impact entire community.