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Federal Subsistence Policy

Under Title VIII of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) (16 U.S.C. 3111-3126), the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture jointly implement the Federal Subsistence Management Program. This program provides a preference for take of fish and wildlife resources for subsistence uses on Federal public lands and waters in Alaska.

The Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a virtual listening session and formal virtual consultations with Tribes, Tribal consortia, and Alaska Native corporations on the Federal subsistence policy. The Secretaries are seeking Tribal and Alaska Native corporation perspectives pertaining to the following questions:

  1. How has climate change affected subsistence? What changes could be made to subsistence policies, regulations, or law to help you adapt to those changes?
  2. How can federal agencies better cooperate with Alaska Native Tribes, Alaska Native Consortia, Alaska Native Organizations, and Alaska Native corporations to promote subsistence harvest opportunities and protect habitat?
  3. How does the state management regime affect implementation of the federal priority for rural residents?
  4. How can the Federal Subsistence Board and the Federal Subsistence Program be changed to better accommodate Alaska Native subsistence needs?
  5. What difficulties have you experienced in accessing subsistence resources?

The Department has also announced the upcoming listening sessions and consultation sessions on their Tribal Consultation page. 

Sessions

  • 10
    Jan

    Virtual Listening Session

    Listening session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Mon, Jan 10, 2022
    • Time
      Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Alaska
  • 20
    Jan

    Virtual Consultation Tribes and Tribal Consortia

    Tribal consultation session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Thu, Jan 20, 2022
    • Time
      Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Alaska
  • 21
    Jan

    Virtual Consultation Tribes and Tribal Consortia

    Tribal consultation session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Fri, Jan 21, 2022
    • Time
      Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Alaska
  • 28
    Jan

    Virtual Consultation with Alaska Native Corporations

    Tribal consultation session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Fri, Jan 28, 2022
    • Time
      Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Alaska

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Additional Information

Contact Us

Rose Petoskey
Senior Counselor the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs
Open 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.

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