The subsistence harvest of migratory birds has been monitored since the mid-1980's using voluntary household surveys. The AMBCC Harvest Assessment Program started in 2004 and relies on collaboration between the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game, and many Alaska Native organizations. The survey program is funded by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife service and approved by the Office of Management and Budget (Control Number 1018-0124, exp. date 6/30/2016. Continuation of this harvest monitoring allows tracking trends in harvest levels and promotes engagement of subsistence users in resource management.
Pre-AMBCC Harvest Survey Data (1985 - 2002)
AMBCC Harvest Assessment Program (2004 - Current)
Outreach Products from the Harvest Assessment Program
Background Information on Subsistence Harvest Survey
In Memorium: Herman Squartsoff,Ouzinkie, long time member of the AMBCC is photographed subsistence egg gathering on Kodiak Island. Herman was instrumental in the formative years of the Council, and will be deeply missed!
Photo © Donna Dewhurst