WRANGELL ST ELIAS SUBSISTENCE RESOURCE COMMISSION TO MEET IN KENNY LAKE
Copper Center, AK - The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will meet at the Kenny Lake Community Hall on Wednesday, March 6, and Thursday, March 7, to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park.
Commission business will include the call for proposals to change federal subsistence wildlife regulations, an update on trail work in the Nabesna District, a report on actions at January 2013 Federal Subsistence Board meeting, and a discussion of possible updates to the park subsistence plan. 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 Monday, March 4 for presentation at the meeting. Members of the public are encourage to attend the meeting and discuss their ideas for changes to federal subsistence wildlife regulations with the commission.
The meeting will begin at 9 AM each day. On March 6, the meeting will recess for the day at approximately 5 PM, and on March 7, the meeting will adjourn when business is completed. Teleconferencing is available upon request. You must call the park at 907-822-7236 or 907-822-5234 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to request the teleconference information.
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.
Did You Know?
In March, 1948, Northwest Flight #4422 slammed into 16,237’ Mt. Sanford, killing all 30 on board. The wreckage was immediately concealed by ice and snow, making recovery efforts impossible. It was 50 years later until wreckage parts surfaced on a glacier, miles from the crash site.