UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARING – FISHERIES SPECIAL ACTION REQUEST

WHEN?

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

6-8PM

WHERE?

Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center

420 Cheif Eddie Hoffman Highway, Bethel

YOU CAN ALSO CALL 1-888-455-5897 , PARTICIPANT PASSCODE: 3344290

WHY?

Temporary Special Action Request FSA18-03, submitted by the Akiak Native Community, requests the following from the Board:
• Close Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River drainage to the harvest of Chinook Salmon except by Federally qualified subsistence users possessing a community harvest permit between May 20, 2018 and July 1, 2018,
• Reduce the pool of eligible harvesters based on the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) Section 804 Subsistence User Prioritization that was implemented in 2017, and
• Establish a harvest allocation of Chinook Salmon similar to what was implemented in 2015.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK

THE LINK BELOW:

NR_FSA18-03_Hearing

Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group Meeting (KRSMWG) – Open to the Public

ANNOUNCEMENT

Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group

Spring Pre-season Meeting

Tuesday, April 3; 1:00-5:00pm

Wednesday April 4; 8:30am-5:00pm

William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery in Anchorage;

(N. Reese Blvd.)

This meeting will be conducted via teleconference using our normal teleconference line: 1(800)315-6338 (MEET) Code: 58756# (KUSKO).

If you are in Bethel and are unable to call in from your personal phone, the Bethel ADF&G office will allow people to listen from the Bethel ADF&G conference room during open business hours. Please contact 907-543-2433 for more information.

All Working Group meetings are open to the public. Full meeting audio recordings are available and posted on the ADF&G Working Group website after the conclusion of each meeting.

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/ index.cfm?adfg= commercialbyareakuskokwim. kswg#2017

Please see the attached agenda below:

Spring WG 2018 Agenda. Revised04.02.18

Contact Jennifer Peeks at Jennifer.peeks@alaska.gov or (907) 543-2931 for more information on working group meeting materials.

PUBLIC HEARING WEDNESDAY MARCH 14 FOR FISHERIES SPECIAL ACTION REQUEST

PUBLIC HEARING

FISHERIES TEMPORARY SPECIAL ACTION REQUEST FSA18-01

AVCP REGIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY, 411 PTARMIGAN STREET, BETHEL

MARCH 14, 2018 6:00-8:00PM

TELECONFERENCE CALL THE TOLL FREE NUMBER 1-888-455-5897

PARTICIPANT PASSCODE: 3344290

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SPECIAL ACTION REQUEST BY OPENING THIS DOCUMENT: NR_FSA18-01_Hearing-1

MORE GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIAL ACTION REQUESTS CAN BE FOUND HERE: fact_sheet_fsa18-01

QUYANA

Alaska Native Science & Engineering Career Exploration Program 2018

Students who have successfully completed a previous Middle School Academy and have yet to enter high school (students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall of 2018) are eligible to participate! Applicants please go to this link for more information:

http://www.ansep.net/middle-school/stem-career-exploration

WHEN?

June 4-8, 2018: Health Sciences (New)

June 25-29, 2018: Coding (New)

July 9-13, 2018: Marine Biology (Repeat)

July 23-27, 2018: Fisheries & Wildlife (New)  – Held in Bethel, Alaska

Biological Internship Announcement 2018

STUDENT BIOLOGICAL INTERNSHIP

TREE SWALLOW MONITORING IN BETHEL, ALASKA

Wikipedia Photo

The Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (YDNWR) and Orutsararmiut Native Council (ONC) are seeking 1-2 interns to assist with a cooperative Tree Swallow nest box monitoring program in Bethel, Alaska.  This project will be part of the Alaska Swallow Monitoring Network.

Position Description: The student biological internship program is a unique opportunity for either high school or college students to learn about scientific research, conservation, and/or environmental education.  The intern(s) will work alongside YDNWR/ONC biologists on our Tree Swallow nest box study. They will learn wildlife research skills as they track the timing and success of approximately 20-30 nesting pairs of Tree Swallows in Bethel. All training is provided for intern to successfully complete job duties.

Date of Internship: May 8-July 31, 2018

Time Commitment: Full-time/part-time. Interns must work a minimum of 85 hours during his/her internship.

Compensation: Stipend of $2500-$4500 DOE and availability

Duties: Set up new nest boxes, checking nest boxes for occupancy, monitoring nest boxes (including keeping accurate records of when eggs are laid, when they hatch, & when grown chicks first leave the nest); record number of eggs laid, chicks hatched, chick feeding rates; assist with capture and banding of adults and chicks; conducting data entry (maintain weather records and data sheets); and completing a final project.

Additional opportunities: Interns may also be responsible for working together to give a public presentation on their work.  Possible venues for this presentation include school science fairs, Alaska Forum on the Environment, and the Alaska Bird Conference.

Qualifications:

Applicants should:

  • be at least 16 years old with valid driver’s license
  • have good communication skills, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude
  • be able to work independently and sometimes collect data on their own
  • be able to work well as part of a team
  • must complete any required training

How to apply:

Send a resume (include name, education, any previous experience with birds, computer experience, and contact information for 2 references) to Janessa Esquible.  You can either send the resume by email to jesquible@nativecouncil.org or drop it off at the Orutsararmiut Native Council at 117 Katie Hately Ln.