Subsistence Resource Commission

Subsistence Resource Commission members gathered around a table discussing issues.
Members of the Subsistence Resource Commission holding their bi-annual meeting in Copper Center, AK.

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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. The purpose of the Commission is to recommend to the Governor of Alaska and the Secretary of the Interior a program for subsistence hunting within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Since the establishment of the federal subsistence management program in 1990, the SRC has also been making recommendations on proposals for hunting and fishing regulations (e.g., harvest limits, seasons, and customary and traditional use determinations) affecting Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve directly to the federal subsistence Regional Advisory Councils (RACs) and the Federal Subsistence Board.

The Commission is comprised of nine local rural residents representing geographic, cultural, and user diversity from within the region. SRC members are appointed by the governor (3 members), the Secretary of the Interior (3 members), and the federal subsistence RACs (one each from the Southcentral, Eastern Interior and Southeast RACs).

The current members are:

  • Dan Stevens Chair (Chitina)
  • Sue Entsminger Vice-Chair (Mentasta Pass)
  • Donald Horrell (Tazlina)
  • Gloria Stickwan (Tazlina)
  • Kaleb Rowland (McCarthy)
  • Suzanne McCarthy (Gakona)
  • Michael Christenson (Silver Lake)
  • Sam Demmert (Alternate Larry R. Bemis, Jr.) (Yakutat)
  • Michael Cronk (Tok)

The SRC generally meets twice a year in Fall (September/October) and early Spring (February/March).
Meetings are open to the public, and public comments are welcome.

October 5-6, 2021 Teleconference Meeting


News Release

Meeting Book


Copies of the draft analyses for federal subsistence wildlife proposals WP22-33 through WP22-36 can be found in the meeting materials for the Southcentral Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council:
SCRAC Meeting Materials | U.S. Department of the Interior (

Applications for candidates to fill a vacant seat as a member on the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) are being accepted. The SRC provides a venue for local subsistence users to provide input into the management of subsistence resources in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. For information about how to apply, contact Barbara Cellarius, Subsistence Coordinator at (907) 822-7236 or by email

Last updated: October 4, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
PO Box 439
Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway

Copper Center , AK 99573


907 822-5234

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