Seward flood damage update
Due to extensive flood damage to hiking trails leading to Caines Head State Recreation Area, Alaska State Parks does not recommend hikers use the trail between Lowell Point and the south fork of Tonsina Creek.
Damage extends for more than 50 percent of the 1.5 miles of trail, and approximately 40 feet of the 140-foot long trail Tonsina Creek south fork footbridge was also destroyed.
Public use cabins at Thumb Cove State Marine Park, Derby Cove and Callisto Canyon remain open and available for renting, but the recommended access to these cabins is by boat or water taxi.
For more information, contact Kenai/Prince William Sound Area Office at 262-5581.
Subsistence board to meet
The Federal Subsistence Board will hold a work session at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Gordon Watson Conference Room in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office, 1011 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage.
The board will consider public comments received and vote on the formation of a Kenai Peninsula subsistence region. In addition, the board will reconsider fisheries and traditional use determinations made in January, for District 14 in Southeast and the Kenai Peninsula in Southcentral. A special action request for a winter subsistence fishery on Tustumena Lake also will be considered.
The agenda and available meeting material can be found on the Federal Subsistence Management Program Web site at http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/home.html.
Photo identification is required to clear the security station at the USFWS building entrance.
For more information, contact Larry Buklis at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3822.
Committee meeting scheduled
The Cooper Landing Alaska of Department of Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting has been rescheduled from today to Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Ambulance Hall. The agenda will include discussion of potential proposals to submit for the Dec. 8 deadline. For more information, contact Karl Romig at 595-1257.
Subsistence nominations sought
The Office of Subsistence Management is accepting applications and nominations to fill seats on the Regional Advisory Councils that advise the Federal Subsistence Board. The deadline for submitting applications is Jan. 10.
The councils meet twice a year to advise the board on subsistence management regulations and policies, and serve as a forum for regional public involvement in federal subsistence management. Council members are knowledgeable about subsistence, commercial and sport uses in their region. For an application or additional information, please contact Ann Wilkinson at the Office of Subsistence Management at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3676.
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