The Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (YDNWR) Manager determined that Federal management is necessary for the conservation and the continuation of subsistence uses for Chinook, Chum, and Coho Salmon within the Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River drainage. For more information visit Kuskokwim River Federal Waters Closed to Gill Nets for the Protection of Chinook, Chum, and Coho Salmon.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is preparing Compatibility Determinations (CD) for four public uses within Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. These uses include Camping, Cabin Use, Non-commercial Forest Products Use and Non-commercial Natural Resource Gathering. Public comments are being accepted through June 23, 2023. For more information and downloadable versions of the Compatibility Determinations visit Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Public Notice
Birds arriving in Alaska for the breeding season may be infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza, which has caused illness and death in waterfowl, shorebirds, gulls, and birds of prey and some mammals. Learn more, including steps hunters can take to reduce the risk of infection and how to report observations/concerns.