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Contact: Carrie Wittmer, 907-822-7255
COPPER CENTER, AK – The Wrangell-St. Elias Subsistence Resource Commission will meet by teleconference on Tuesday, October 5, and Wednesday, October 6, 2021 to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting and fishing in the park.
Commission business will include opportunities to comment on proposals to change federal subsistence hunting and trapping regulations, proposals to change State of Alaska hunting and trapping regulations, and an individual customary and traditional use determination for salmon at Batzulnetas. The Federal Subsistence Board’s deferral of a proposal to create a dip-net fishery for salmon in the lower Copper River will also be discussed. The meeting is open to the public, and public testimony opportunities are provided. Members of the public are encouraged to participate. Written comments may also be emailed to WRST_subsistence@nps.gov by 4 PM on Friday, October 1, for presentation at the meeting.
On October, 5, the meeting will start at 9 AM and recess for the day at 5 PM or upon completion of business. On October 6, the meeting will start at 9 AM and continue until business is completed. If business is completed on October 5, 2021, the meeting will adjourn, and no meeting will take place on October 6, 2021.
Additional information, including an agenda and how to access the meeting, may be obtained by contacting Barbara Cellarius, subsistence coordinator for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, at (907) 205-0157 or WRST_subsistence@nps.gov. The meeting agenda is also posted on the park website at https://www.nps.gov/wrst/learn/management/subsistence-resource-commission.htm. Instructions for accessing the meeting must be requested by no later than 4 PM on Friday, October 1.
Last updated: September 17, 2021