Call for Proposals to Change Federal Subsistence Hunting and Trapping Regulations
Contact: Andrea Medeiros, (907) 786-3674 or (800) 478-1456
The Federal Subsistence Board is accepting proposals through March 29, 2013 to change Federal regulations for the subsistence harvest of wildlife on Federal public lands for the 2014-2016 regulatory years (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2016).
The Board will consider proposals to change Federal hunting and trapping seasons, harvest limits, methods of harvest, and customary and traditional use determinations. The Board will also accept proposals for individual customary and traditional use determinations from residents of national park and national monument resident zone communities, or those who already hold a Section 13.440 subsistence use permit.
Federal public lands include national wildlife refuges; national parks, monuments and preserves; national forests; national wild and scenic rivers; and national conservation and recreation areas. These lands also include Bureau of Land Management areas that are not part of the national conservation system. Federal subsistence regulations do not apply on State of Alaska lands, private lands, military lands, Native allotments, or Federal lands selected by the State of Alaska or Native corporations.
You may call the Office of Subsistence Management at 800-478-1456 or email e-mail us with your questions.
Additional information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be found at http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/index.cfml
Did You Know?
A lightning strike ignites a fire in the preserve. The fire burns for a week and then rain puts it out. In about 7 years, a visitor could walk on the burned site having no idea there once was a fire under his or her feet. This speedy site re-vegetation is typical of tundra fire adapted ecosystems.