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February 23rd, 2016

Dedicated Funds Help Ensure Conservation By now most people in Alaska have heard about the state’s fiscal crisis. The issue dominates headlines, with talk about low oil prices, budget cuts, new taxes, and Permanent Fund earnings. Like Goldilocks, we are now collectively in search of just the right fiscal bed, not too hard, not too … + read more

Sullivan to hold Alaska hearings on USFW’s proposed rule restricting hunting and fishing on public lands

February 13th, 2016

Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, will hold a public meeting on February 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and on February 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Regional Office on … + read more

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers GPS class

January 26th, 2016

The Kenai Coast Guard Auxiliary, a volunteer organization, will host a class teaching the basics of GPS use at the Emergency Response Center on Wilson Street in Soldotna. The class, which costs $35, is focused on mariners but applies to snowmachiners, hikers, hunters and anyone else who uses a GPS, Christopherson said. Christopherson, who said … + read more

Sullivan Amendment Halts Proposed USFWS Changes to Wildlife Management on Alaska Refuges

January 21st, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, today successfully added an amendment to S. 659, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015, prohibiting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from implementing a recently proposed rule that preempts state management of fish, … + read more

Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Advances to Senate Floor

January 21st, 2016

Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Advances to Senate Floor Senate Environment and Public Works Committee improves and passes important fisheries legislation Alexandria, VA – January 20, 2016 – The sportfishing industry applauds the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for advancing the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015. This bill, which will improve fisheries conservation and recreational fishing … + read more