What is it?
Advisory committees are local groups that meet to discuss fish and wildlife issues, provide a local forum for those issues, and make recommendations to the Alaska boards of fisheries and game. Their purpose as established by the Joint Board of Fisheries and Game includes:
- Developing regulatory proposals
- Evaluating regulatory proposals and making recommendations to the appropriate board
- Providing a local forum for fish and wildlife conservation and use, including matters relating to habitat
- Consulting with individuals, organizations, and agencies
Who are they?
There are 84 advisory committees throughout six regions of the state, each with expertise in a particular local area.
Get information on individual advisory committees in each region, including lists of members, advisory committee jurisdictions, and current and past meetings here: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=process.acregion
How can I get involved?
Visit https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=process.acregion to find your Advisory Committee and show up to the next meeting, they meet at least twice a year.