Ahtna Land.Glennallen

The Ahtna people’s customary and traditional (C&T) way of life remains the cornerstone of everything that our Corporation does. For us, C&T doesn’t just refer to cultural activities like hunting, fishing, trapping and the like; it’s actually the successful continuation of a lifestyle that has existed for thousands of years – a lifestyle that is the foundation of our Corporation’s culture, values and vision.

Although the Ahtna Region is highway-accessible and fairly modernized, our people still practice a C&T lifestyle whenever possible. Our region’s abundance of fish and game and its proximity to major urban centers make it a popular location for hunting, fishing and other recreational activities, so maintaining our lifestyle can be challenging. As a result of this constant influx of outside parties, our people now have to compete more and more for the resources (game, fish and plant life) located on traditional Ahtna lands.

These resources and the cultural practices surrounding them play a significant role in maintaining our C&T way of life and, because of this, we are constantly seeking ways to continue or further that way of life through cultural education programs aimed at future generations of Ahtna; partnerships with local, state and federal agencies; consultation with our region’s tribes, villages and local organizations; and continuous dialogue with our most important constituents – our Elders and shareholders.

 


C&T News Bulletin

EO_04-04-18_RC561_Closure_8-16-18

Alaska Department Under the Authority of AS 16.05.060 of Fish and Game

EXPLANATION:
This emergency order closes the Tier I (RC561) Nelchina caribou state hunt within Game Management Unit 13 for the remainder of the August season on Saturday, August 18 at 11:59

Emergency Order No. 04-04-18 Issued at: Palmer, Alaska August 16, 2018
Effective Date: 11:59 p.m. Expiration Date: 11:59 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, 2018. June 30, 2019 unless superseded by subsequent emergency order

For more information: EO_04-04-18_RC561_Closure_8-16-18

 

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: August 16, 2018

Tier I Nelchina Caribou Hunt RC561 to Close by Emergency Order
(Glennallen) – Nelchina caribou hunt RC561 will close by emergency order for the remainder of the August hunting season on Saturday, August 18, at 11:59 p.m.
As of Thursday, RC561 hunters in Game Management Unit 13 had reported taking 400 bull caribou. Hunters currently remain in the field, therefore it is likely additional caribou have been taken and not yet reported. This closure is necessary to prevent exceeding the RC561 harvest allocation of 500 bull caribou.

For more information: NR_04-04-18_RC561_Closure_8-16-18

 

2018-2019 Copper Basin Community Subsistence Hunt for Moose and Caribou

Posted July 19, 2018

New Salvage Requirement Regulation for 2018-2019 CSH Moose and Caribou

  • Salvage requirements have changed for moose and caribou. For the entire season, meat of the forequarters, hindquarters, ribs, brisket, neck, and back bone must remain naturally attached to the bone until delivered to the place where it is processed for human consumption.

Permits for 2018-2019 CSH Moose and Caribou

  • If you did not provide hunting license, pick up harvest tickets at Glennallen or Palmer ADFG Office.
  • If individuals put hunting license on 2018-2019 CSH Moose Application, locking tags will be mailed to individuals

2018-2019 CSH Moose

       Locking Tags

  • Transfer of locking tag is up to the discretion of each locking tag beneficiary
  • Total locking tags this year for Any Bull Moose was 350
  • Ahtna Community members received 132 locking tags

       Moose Information

  • Unit 13 Moose season begins August 20 to September 20.
  • Hunters must call ADF&G – (907) 822-3461 – within 24 hours to report all moose harvest after immediately leaving the field or report online at hunt.alaska.gov
  • If the 100 Any Bull Moose quota is not reached in subunits of Unit 13 and Unit 11 before Any Bull Moose season ends, ADF&G will manage quotas in subunits of Unit 13 and Unit 11 to keep these units open until September 20th.
  • In Unit 11 on National Preserve Lands, moose hunting season (CM300) is August 10-Sept. 20 for Any Bull Moose and for Bull Moose that do not meet general season antler restrictions – Spike/Fork or 50” antlers, or 3 or more brown tines on one side.
  • Call the ADF&G hotline at (907) 822-6789 to get an update on the quota for the Any Bull Moose (CM300) hunt.

2018-2019 CSH Caribou

  • Call the ADF&G hotline at (907) 822-6789 to get an update on the quota for the 2018-2019 CSH Caribou hunt.
  • CSH Participants may also report Unit 13 Nelchina Caribou harvest online at adfg.alaska.gov.

2018 2019 CSH Moose and Caribou Household Report

  • ADFG will email CSH household moose and caribou report
  • You may also fill out CSH household Moose and Caribou report online at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=home.main
  • Coordinator is required to return HH reports, please return Household reports for moose and caribou to Ms. Stickwan at:
    Ahtna Inc.
    P.O. Box 649
    Glennallen, Alaska 99588
    OR
    Email Household moose and caribou report to:
    cshmoose@ahtna.net
    cshcaribou@ahtna.net

Subsistence Fishing Permits for the Upper Copper River

It is important that Ahtna People who are interested in getting fish permits show a photo ID (such as a driver’s license) and proof of local physical address (such as a voter registration card or utility bill listing the physical address), so that he or she can receive a fish permit.

Copper Center, AK – Federal subsistence fishing permits for the Glennallen and Chitina Subdistricts of the Upper Copper River will be available starting Wednesday, May 8 at the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Visitor Center in Copper Center. Currently, the Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Permits will be available at the Slana Ranger Station beginning Monday, May 21 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Permits will be available at the Chitina Ranger Station starting Thursday, May 24. The Chitina Ranger Station will be open 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays beginning May 24.

A photo ID (such as a driver’s license) and proof of local physical address is required when you come to get a permit. Documentation of physical address can include a voter registration card or a utility bill listing your physical address.

Permit applicants must be federally qualified subsistence users and meet special eligibility requirements for lands managed by the National Park Service. To be eligible for a permit, your primary permanent residence must be in rural Alaska and your community must be listed in the “Customary & Traditional Use Determination” (C&T) column of the Federal Subsistence Management Regulations Booklet for the Harvest of Fish and Shellfish for the intended species and location.

For more information, contact the park headquarters at (907) 822-5234.

NPS Release: 2018.03 Subsistence Fishing Permits Available

**State Subsistence Fisheries Closure Notice**

Federal fisheries will remain open for now.
However, data on salmon run strength up the Copper River is being monitored by the office of Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve. If the salmon runs are weak, federal fisheries may be restricted or other action may be taken by Superintendent of Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve

If there are any questions, please call Alaska Department of Fish & Game at (907) 822-3309

COPPER RIVER GLENNALLEN SUBDISTRICT SUBSISTENCE FISHERY RESTRICTED TO WEEKLY 48-HOUR PERIODS
The Glennallen Subdistrict subsistence fishery will close, effective 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 25th. The fishery will then reopen for a 48-hour period beginning 12:00 noon Friday, June 29 and ending 12:00 noon Sunday, July1. Thereafter the fishery will open for 48-hour periods 12:00 noon Friday to 12:00 noon Sunday each week through August 31…

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm…

ADF&G Release: 919015092 NR Glennallen SD State Subsistence Fishery Restricted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park/Preserve News Release

For Immediate Release: May 1, 2018
Contact: Margie Steigerwald, (907) 822-7251

Federal Subsistence Fishing Permits for the Upper Copper River available starting May 8

Copper Center, AK – Federal subsistence fishing permits for the Glennallen and Chitina Subdistricts of the Upper Copper River will be available starting Wednesday, May 8 at the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Visitor Center in Copper Center. Currently, the Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Permits will be available at the Slana Ranger Station beginning Monday, May 21 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Permits will be available at the Chitina Ranger Station starting Thursday, May 24. The Chitina Ranger Station will be open 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays beginning May 24.

A photo ID (such as a driver’s license) and proof of local physical address is required when you come to get a permit. Documentation of physical address can include a voter registration card or a utility bill listing your physical address.

Permit applicants must be federally qualified subsistence users and meet special eligibility requirements for lands managed by the National Park Service. To be eligible for a permit, your primary permanent residence must be in rural Alaska and your community must be listed in the “Customary & Traditional Use Determination” (C&T) column of the Federal Subsistence Management Regulations Booklet for the Harvest of Fish and Shellfish for the intended species and location.

For more information, contact the park headquarters at (907) 822-5234.

NPS Release: 2018.03 Subsistence Fishing Permits Available


Email received this afternoon from Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, please read message below:

2018 Any Bull Moose Allocation Applications can be delivered to Glennallen or Palmer offices or mailed to Palmer by May 7th. Please note that we will accept these applications over the counter which is now an additional avenue to submit which was not available earlier in the application process.

Questions? Contact:
Gloria Stickwan
(907) 822-3476
gstickwan@ahtna-inc.com

2018/2019 CSH Tier II Moose hunt: Any Bull Locking-Tag Allocation

 

If you signed by December 15, 2017, for the 2018-2019 CSH Tier II Moose hunt, you should have received a 2018-2019 Any Bull Locking-Tag Allocation (application) in the mail by now.

If you have not received one in the mail, please call Ahtna, Inc. Glennallen Office at (907) 822-3476; ask for Ms. Stickwan.Moose

The deadline to fill out a 2018 CSH Any Bull Moose Allocation (application) is April 23, 2018.

2018 CSH Any Bull Locking-Tag Allocation (applications) cannot be copied.

ADFG’s computer will not scan duplicate copies of  2018-2019 Any Bull Locking-Tag Allocation (application).

Please call Ahtna, Inc. Office in Glennallen to receive a hard copy of the 2018 CSH Any Bull Moose Locking-Tag Allocation (application) in the mail.

2018 CSH Any Bull Locking-Tag Allocation (application) can only filled out using a black ink pen.

 

Unit 13 CSH Nelchina Caribou hunting season closed on March 31st.

Caribou CSH permit must be mailed to the ADF&G office in Glennallen within 5 days (if successful) or 15 days (if unsuccessful) in harvesting a caribou, after the close of the caribou season.

 

The Community Subsistence Harvest Application Period has been Extended

Due to some issues with the Community Subsistence Harvest Hunts applications, the application period for the Copper Basin CSH Caribou hunt (CC001) and the Copper Basin CSH Moose Hunt (CM300) will be extended until 5:00 p.m. (AKST) on December 22, 2017.
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/

 

Caribou Hotline Update for November 30, 2017

2017-2018 Community Subsistence Hunt Hotline

IF YOU HAVE NOT MAILED IN YOUR MOOSE REPORT, PLEASE MAIL MOOSE REPORTS TO ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME OR REPORT ONLINE AT: at www.hunt.alaska.gov

Call (907) 267-2304 to get Emergency Order Information for Unit 13 CSH (CC001) Caribou Hunt

Community Subsistence Hunt:

Unit 13 Nelchina Caribou Open to either sex  –

CSH Season Dates area: October 21 – March 31

Up to 300 Unit 13 Nelchina Caribou may be harvested.

Harvest for CSH Unit 13 – Nelchina Caribou as of November 30, 2017 is: 247

Please report online at www.hunt.alaska.gov or call Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game at (907) 822 -3461.

 

 

New This Year

Copper Basin CSH Moose Hunt CM300 “any-bull” locking tags will be distributed to participants using scoring criteria to determine their customary and direct dependence on the game population. Please note this change and allow additional time to complete this application.

If you wish to sign up for 2018-2019 Community Subsistence Hunt, the deadline date to sign up is December 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

You may only sign up online at:  http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/    Click on Hunting tab, click on Subsistence under Hunting and Trapping, click on Cultural and  Subsistence Harvest and follow directions.

Please contact Gloria Stickwan for the 2018-2019 COMMUNITY SUBSISTENCE HUNT NUMBERS FOR CARIBOU AND MOOSE:

-Gloria Stickwan: (907) 822-3476

 

Caribou

2018-2019 Community Subsistence Hunt

If you wish to sign up online in the Ahtna Tene Nene Group for the 2018-2019 Community Subsistence Hunt for moose and caribou, the date to sign up begins November 1, 2017 and deadline date is December 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

You may only sign up online at:  http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/   Click on Hunting tab, click on Subsistence under Hunting and Trapping, click on Cultural and  Subsistence Harvest.

Please contact Gloria Stickwan or Starr Knighten for the 2018-2019 COMMUNITY SUBSISTENCE HUNT NUMBERS FOR CARIBOU AND MOOSE:

-Gloria Stickwan: (907) 822-3476
-Starr Knighten: (907) 822-8154

Community Subsistence Hunt for Unit 13 Nelchina Caribou re-opened October 21, 2017 and ends March 31, 2018.

The current reported harvest for 2016-2017 Community Subsistence Hunt for Unit 13 Nelchina Caribou is 111 cows, and 124 bulls.

Quota for CSH Caribou hunt is 300.

  • Hunting on Ahtna lands is closed to non-shareholders. Shareholder affiliated persons can hunt if provided with a permit from Ahtna, which are evaluated on a case by case basis. Shareholder affiliated refers to a child or spouse of a shareholder.
  • Questions or concerns about the Community Subsistence Harvest should be directed to Gloria Stickwan, C&T and Environmental Coordinator, at (907) 822-3476.


AITRC Cooperative Management Agreement

The Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission (AITRC), which was established by Ahtna, Inc., Chitina Native Corporation and the 8 federally recognized tribes of the Ahtna region, signed an agreement in 2016 with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Deputy to create a cooperative management demonstration project. The agreement will help maintain the Ahtna people’s customary and traditional hunting practices on Ahtna lands. AITRC is successfully building wildlife management capacity through collaboration and cooperative management programs with state and federal agencies.You can view the press release announcing the Cooperative Management Agreement signing here.

The two videos below detail the struggles of the Ahtna people to maintain their customary & traditional rights under the current system while also presenting a solution that will benefit all Alaskans.


Ahtna Voice of the Elders: A Perspective on the History of the Ahtna People’s Customary & Traditional Practices and the Need for Wildlife Co-Management:


Details of Ahtna’s Tribal Wildlife Co-Management Legislative Proposal: