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February 4, 2011
For Immediate Release
Barbara Cellarius 907-822-7236
WRANGELL-ST. ELIAS SUBSISTENCE RESOURCE COMMISSION TO MEET IN COPPER CENTER, MARCH 1-2
Copper Center, AK – The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will meet at the Ahtna Cultural Center in the NPS Visitor Center Complex in Copper Center on Tuesday, March 1, and Wednesday, March 2, to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park.
Commission business will include a wildlife closure review for Unit 11 caribou, the call for federal subsistence wildlife proposals, and updates on the draft Chisana Caribou Herd Management Plan and the Nabesna Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement. A draft meeting agenda is available on the park's website at www.nps.gov/wrst. 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 February25 for presentation at the meeting.
The meeting will begin at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, March 1, and recess for the day at 5 PM, unless the chair decides that an evening session is needed. On Wednesday, March 2, the meeting will reconvene at 9 AM and adjourn when business is completed.
Additional information may be obtained by calling Barbara Cellarius, the Wrangell-St. Elias subsistence coordinator, at 822-7236.