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Park Seeks Candidates for Subsistence Resource Commission

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Date: February 6, 2014

Nominations for candidates to fill upcoming vacancies on the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission are being accepted through March 31, 2014. The Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) provides a venue for local subsistence users to have input into the management of subsistence resources in Wrangell-St.Elias National Park. It was established under the provisions of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) and charged with recommending a program for subsistence hunting in the park.

The SRC prepares proposals to change federal subsistence regulations and comments on proposals submitted by others that affect Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Members are appointed by the Governor, the Secretary of the Interior, and Regional Advisory Councils. The nine-member SRC meets twice a year at various locations surrounding the park. Commission members serve as volunteers but may be reimbursed for their travel expenses. Initial appointments are typically for three-year terms and may be renewed. Please click here for the nomination form.

For additional information about the nomination process, contact Barbara Cellarius, subsistence coordinator, at (907) 822-7236.

Did You Know?

Mt. Bona

Mount Bona, a 16,421’ peak in the St. Elias range, was named in 1897 by Italy’s Duke of the Abruzzi for his racing yacht, the Bona. The Duke, grandson of the first king of Italy, was the first person to climb towering 18,008’ Mount St. Elias, from which vantage point he could view Mt. Bona.