Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Membership Application

Are you, or someone you know, interested in serving your community concerning subsistence issues and topics on federal lands?

The Federal Subsistence Board is currently accepting applications through February 21, 2023 to fill seats on the Western Interior Regional Advisory Council. Council meetings serve as a forum for regional public involvement in Federal subsistence management, and the Council provides recommendations to the Federal Subsistence Board on subsistence management issues.

Who can Apply?

Applicants should be knowledgeable about the uses of fish and wildlife resources in their region and reside in the region they wish to represent. Appointments to this Council are typically for 3-year terms. The Council typically meets twice a year, and members are expected to attend these in person or telephonically.

How to Apply?

Individuals may apply for membership themselves, or an individual or organization may nominate someone for Council membership. A full Subsistence Regional Advisory Council 2023 Membership Application and Nomination Packet can be found at, and a smaller version of just the application portion of the packet is attached to this email.

After completing the nomination application, there are multiple ways to submit.

Fax:(907) 786-3898
Mail: Katerina Wessels
Council Coordination Division Supervisor
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Office of Subsistence Management
1011 E. Tudor Road, MS 121
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-6199

When is the Application due?

The deadline is coming up! All applications must be received by February 21st, 2023.


The application form and additional information about the application process and the Council is also available on the Federal Subsistence Management Program’s website:, and more information can also be found on a short informative video, you can view a short informative video on Council membership on YouTube:

If you have any questions, or would like a nomination packet faxed to you, please reach out to me via email or my cell below.

Please forward this email to anyone or any organization you think may be interested.

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