October 21, 2013
– The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will meet at the Chistochina Community Hall on Tuesday, October 29, and Wednesday, October 30, to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park. Commission business will include review of proposals to change federal subsistence wildlife regulations and an opportunity to comment on the Federal Subsistence Program's rural determination criteria. The2014-16 wildlife proposals to be discussed include proposals to establish a winter season and harvest limit for moose in a portion of Unit 11to modify the season dates for the Chisana caribou herd; to modify the list of communities and areas eligible to harvest Chisana caribouand to add Kenny Lake to the customary and traditionaluse determination for goat in Unit 11. The meeting is open to the public, and public testimony opportunities are provided. Written comments may also be submitted through the park subsistence coordinator by Friday, October 25 for presentation at the meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting and provide comments on the proposals to change federal subsistence wildlife regulations or other subsistence-related issues. The meeting will begin at 9:30 AM each day. On October 29, the meeting will recess for the day at approximately 5 PM, and on October 30, the meeting will adjourn when business is completed.
A draft agenda for the meeting is available here. Additional information may be obtained by calling Barbara Cellarius, subsistence coordinator for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, at 822-7236.