The deadline for submission of applications to fill seats on the 10 Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils has been extended. Applications must be received via email or fax by close of business on Friday, March 12, 2021, or be postmarked by that date. The extension will provide additional time for prospective applicants to submit their applications, many of whom live in rural communities which have been in extended lockdown with limited access to mail, internet, printers, and/or fax machines due to the pandemic.
Council membership appointments are typically for 3-year terms. Councils meet twice a year and provide advice and recommendations to the Federal Subsistence Board on subsistence management issues. Council meetings serve as a forum for public involvement in Federal subsistence management. Council members must be knowledgeable about the uses of fish and wildlife resources in their region.
Individuals may apply for membership themselves, or an individual or organization may nominate someone for Council membership. The application and information about the application process and the Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils are available on the Federal Subsistence Management Program website: www.doi.gov/subsistence/regions. The application and additional information are also available by contacting the Office of Subsistence Management at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3888.
Information about the Federal Subsistence Management Program may be found on the web at www.doi.gov/subsistence or by visiting www.facebook.com/subsistencealaska.
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