Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

MISSION STATEMENT:
To protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game, and aquatic plant resources of the state, and manage their use and development in the best interest of the economy and the well-being of the people of the state, consistent with the sustained yield principle.
CORE SERVICES:
  • Provide opportunity to utilize fish and wildlife resources;
  • Ensure sustainability and harvestable surplus of fish and wildlife resources;
  • Provide information to all customers;
  • Involve the public in management of fish and wildlife resources; and
  • Protect the state's sovereignty to manage fish and wildlife resources.
  • GOALS:
  • Optimize economic benefits from fish and wildlife resources.
  • Optimize public participation in fish and wildlife pursuits.
  • Increase public knowledge and confidence that wild populations of fish and wildlife are responsibly managed.
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    Board of Game...
    The Board of Game is the state's regulatory authority that passes regulations to conserve and develop Alaska's wildlife resources. The Board of Game is charged with making allocative and regulatory decisions. The board has seven members, each appointed by the governor for a three year term. Each member must be confirmed by a joint session of the state legislature.
     
    The Board of Game generally meets two or three times a year, during the period November through April. Meetings vary from 10 days to 14 days. The board may also meet due to a court action, legislation or an emergency situation. Regulation changes are considered on a region-based schedule with each region being discussed on a two-year cycle.

    BOARD MEMBERS:  click here

     

    Board of Game in the news:
    "Fish and Game's credibility problem"

    by Craid Medred of AlaskaDispatch

    read more here


    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service:
    Alaska Region

     

    Administers a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

     

    Refuges:  click here

    Endangered Species & Permits: click here

    Special Use Permit:  click here

     

    This is the single most important land-use decision in the lifetime of most of the people in this room.  In terms of acreage involved, there's nothing that compares with it. No other single conservation decision in history is of its magnitude, except the action of President Theodore Roosevelt in establishing the national forest at a time when they were seriously threatened.  
    - Morris Udall/US Rep AZ, 1978 on Alaska Lands Bill