Regional Advisory Councils
The councils were formed, as required by Title VIII of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, to provide recommendations and information to the Federal Subsistence Board, to review policies and management plans, and to provide a public forum for subsistence issues. For purposes of Federal Subsistence Management, Alaska is divided into 10 geographic regions (Map of regions). Each region has an advisory council consisting of local residents who are knowledgeable about subsistence and other uses of fish and wildlife in their area. To find council members, meeting schedules, meeting materials, meeting transcripts, and regional coordinators and teams, click on a region below:
Council meeting calendar
Regional Advisory Council Members, Roles and Responsibilities, and Membership Criteria
Council member appointment process overview
The Council member application period is currently closed and will open again in October 2013.