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Copper Center, AK -- The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource commission will meet at the Ahtna Cultural Center on Tuesday, March 4, and Wednesday, March 5, to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park. The Ahtna Cultural Center is located in the park's headquarters complex in Copper Center at mile 106.8 on the Richardson Highway.
Commission business will include a call for proposals to change federal subsistence fisheries regulations, an opportunity to comment on draft Tribal Consultation Implementation Guidelines and the draft ANCSA Corporation Consultation Policy, and continued work on updating the park's 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 Friday, February 28 for presentation at the meeting.
The meeting will begin at 9 AM each day. On March 4, the meeting will recess for the day at approximately 5 PM, and on March 5, it will adjourn when business is completed. If business is completed on March 4, the commission will not meet on March 5. Click here for a draft agenda.
Additional information may be obtained by calling Barbara Cellarius, subsistence coordinator for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, at 822-7236.