For Immediate Release

January 7, 2009

Michelle Chivers
(907) 786-3877 or (800) 478-1456

Deadline to Apply for Federal Subsistence
Regional Advisory Council Seats Extended to February 13, 2009

The deadline to apply for seats on the 10 Regional Advisory Councils that advise the Federal Subsistence Board has been extended. The Office of Subsistence Management is now accepting applications through February 13, 2009.

The Regional Advisory Councils meet twice yearly and advise the Federal Subsistence Board on subsistence management regulations and policies. They also serve as a forum for public involvement in Federal subsistence management. Council members must be knowledgeable about fish and wildlife uses in their region.

For an application or additional information, please contact Michelle Chivers at the Office of Subsistence Management at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3877.