Each program works closely with the Orutsararmiut Native Council Members, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission on all fish and game resources. We provide services as a central clearinghouse on resource questions within the Bethel area. The Natural Resources Director and Fisheries personnel attends all regulatory meetings of the Alaska Boards of Fisheries and Game, Federal Subsistence Board and the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council to pursue Fish & Game regulatory actions to help ease restrictions/requirements on the customary and traditional hunting, fishing, and gathering activities compatible with the desires of ONC. When tribal families who are impacted from a loss of family members and needing the assistance to providing subsistence foods during ceremonial potlaches, we contribute to that matter by writing letters on behalf of those needs to fish & game to allow the large game to be caught just for those purposes.
Our Natural Resource Department includes several different programs including the following:
kUSKOKWIM rIVER Fisheries Resource Monitoring ProgramS pARTNERS WITH u.s.f&w oFFICE OF sUBSISTENCE mANAGEMENT (osm) AND alASKA dEPARTMENT OF fISH & gAME
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: Indian General Assistance Program (IGAP)
dEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: NATIVE AMERICAN LANDS ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION PROGRAM (nalmep)
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