Subsistence Resource Commission needs applicants

National Park Service officials are seeking applicants through March 31 to fill a vacant seat on the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission.

The commission, which provides a venue for local subsistence users to provide comments on management of subsistence resources in the park, was established under provisions of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act and charged with recommending a program for subsistence hunting in the park.

The commission prepares proposals to change federal subsistence regulations and comments on proposals submitted by others that impact the park.

Members are appointed by the governor, Secretary of the Interior and three Federal subsistence Regional Advisory Councils in the area of Wrangell-St. Elias. The seat being recruited for is a Secretary of the Interior appointment.

Individuals may apply themselves or nominate someone else. Applications should include a resume with contact information and information about the applicant’s qualifications to serve on the commission, including involvement in subsistence activities in the park, and experience serving on boards, commissions and other organizations. Send applications to Barbara Cellarius, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, PO Box 439/Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway, Copper Center, AK 99573, or email to [email protected]

For additional information contact Celarius at 1-907-822-7236. Information is also online at the park website,