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Proposed Agenda
Fortymile Caribou Herd Harvest Management Coalition Meeting
November 17 – 18, 2010
Alpine Lodge, Fairbanks, AK
Meeting Objectives:
1. Provide a forum for representatives of the state fish and game advisory committees, Eastern Interior Advisory Council, Yukon interests and others to work to develop recommendations for managing the Fortymile Caribou Herd (FCH) harvest.
2. Review biological, harvest and regulatory information relevant to managing the harvest of the FCH.
3. Reach agreement on the overall goal for herd size and the allocation of harvest between Alaska and Yukon.
4. Develop preliminary recommendations for harvest management that can be taken back to the respective committees and councils for further discussion.

November 17, 2010 (times are approximate)

8:30 a.m.
Call to order, introductions, and review of proposed meeting procedures – Cathie Harms, ADF&G, Meeting Facilitator
8:40 a.m.
Welcome to visiting guests and review of the advisory committee coalition process successfully used in the past – Mike Tinker, Fairbanks Fish and Game Advisory Committee
8:50 a.m.
Overview of the history of the FCH harvest management plan and key issues involved in the update – Roy Nowlin, ADF&G Management Coordinator
9:00 a.m.
Review of the vision and goals of the 1995 Fortymile Caribou Herd Management Plan – Craig Gardner, ADF&G Research Biologist (former Tok Area Biologist)
9:15 a.m.
Opening comments from members of the Harvest Management Coalition (HMC) – identify the primary issues, ideas or concerns of the group you represent – approximately 3-5 minutes each
9:45 a.m.
Key issues from representatives of non-local Advisory Committees (ACs) or other organizations
10:00 a.m.
10:15 a.m.
Update and discussion on the status of FCH, last fall’s hunt, management successes and challenges – Jeff Gross, Tok Area Biologist
11:30 a.m.
Update on FCH management and harvest activities in the Yukon and perspectives of Yukon people – Yukon representatives
12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
Update and discussion on the FCH biological research program – Rod Boertje, ADF&G Research Biologist
2: 30 p.m.
2:45 p.m.
State subsistence considerations – Jim Simon, ADF&G Division of Subsistence Regional Program Manager
3:15 p.m.
Federal subsistence considerations – Chuck Ardizzone, Office of Subsistence Management, Wildlife Division Supervisor
3:20 p.m.
Public comments and HMC discussion
5:00 p.m.
7:00 P.M.
Evening public comment session and/or HMC work session
Introduction and overview by Mike Tinker, Roy Nowlin and Jeff Gross
7:30 p.m.
Public comments and HMC work session
9:00 p.m.

November 18, 2010 (HMC Work Session)

9:00 a.m.
Call to order, welcome and review of meeting procedures and tasks to accomplish during the day – Cathie Harms, Facilitator
9:10 a.m.
Review of key points from first day – Cathie Harms, Mike Tinker and Roy Nowlin
9:30 a.m.
Discussion and recommendations on the goal for FCH size
10:00 a.m.
Discussion and recommendations on the allocation of harvest between Alaska and Yukon
10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Discussion and recommendations on predator management in relation to the FCH
11:30 a.m.
Public comments
12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
Review and prioritize ideas for provisions to include in the FCH harvest management plan or regulatory proposals
2:00 p.m.
HMC discussion and recommendations
3:00 p.m.
HMC discussion and recommendations (continued)
4:00 p.m.
Summary of preliminary recommendations to be taken to HMC member groups and others for review and feedback
4:30 p.m.
Discussion of process to complete the FCH harvest management plan update and regulatory proposals and schedule for next meeting
5:00 p.m.