Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Boards > MSB Fish and Wildlife Commission

Please join us at our next meetings (details - agenda, packet, handouts - select appropriate button above):

Regular Meeting: Thursday, September 22, 4 PM, Lower Level Conference Room, DSJ Building, 350 E. Dahlia Ave., Palmer. 

Meeting Schedule

MSB COVID-19 Guidelines

  • Social distance at least 6 feet.
  • Use proper hand hygiene.
  • Masks are optional.
  • Stay home if feeling sick.

Meetings are generally held from September through May, on the third Thursday of the month, at the main Borough building, 350 E. Dahlia Ave. Palmer. Look for meeting agenda/packet/call-in details to be published below about one week prior to each meeting.

The next FWC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, at 4 PM - see agenda for meeting details (posted one week prior to meeting).

Physical location: See agenda for details; MSB-Dorothy Swanda Jones Building, 350 Dahlia Ave, Palmer, 99645.

Remote Participation Option: - see Agenda once posted about one week prior to meeting date


The "2022 FWC Meeting Schedule" download is available to the right.


FWC Background:

The MSB Fish and Wildlife Commission was formed in February 2007 to represent the interests of the Borough in the conservation and allocation of fish, wildlife and habitat.

The commission advises the MSB Assembly and the State of Alaska Boards of Fish and Game regarding fish and wildlife practices and policies that affect the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

The commission consists of eight representatives from the following segments of the community:

  • Two representative from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly
  • One sport fishing representative
  • One hunting representative
  • Four at-large positions

Interested in serving on the Mat-Su Fish and Wildlife Commission? Download an application HERE.

Board of Fisheries Information

The MSB FWC made a concerted effort at the 2020 BOF Upper Cook Inlet finfish meetings to support actions that would return more salmon to Upper Cook Inlet waters and their natal spawning waters in the Mat-Su Borough. The BOF meeting ran from February 7 – 17, and was located at the Egan Center in Anchorage.

The FWC, with MSB staff support, worked to develop science-based proposals for BOF consideration. Efforts were made to form relationships with BOF members and allies. Outreach strategies included public presentations, media reports, public testimony signup web link, and developing a FWC BOF background booklet.

For more information, please visit our BOF GIS StoryMap on this project.

Watch 11/18/2020 Special FWC meeting with ADF&G 2020 fisheries season update: LINK.

Fish Hub

Learn more about Mat-Su fisheries at our FISH HUB.

MSB Fish Hub

Fisheries Reports and Studies

ISER Report Sportfish Economics
Mat-Su Salmon Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for Upper Cook Inlet
2014 Upper Cook Inlet Fisheries Issues

Please check the Public Meetings schedule for specific meeting information.


Commission Members

Tim Hale-Assembly Rep 1 (District 1)
Mike Wood (Chair)-Member 2 Sport Fish
Larry Engel-Member 3 Hunting
Howard Delo -Member 4 At Large
Kendra Zamzow-Member 5 At Large
Peter Probasco-Member 6 At Large
Andy Couch (Vice-Ch.)-Member 7 At Large
Jesse Sumner-Assembly Rep 8 (District 6)
Jim Sykes-Ex-officio (non-voting past member)

Staff support - Planning Division

Ted Eischeid, Planner II
Ph. 907.861-8606
Cell 907.795-6281
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Full Directory

2022 FWC Meeting Schedule (pdf 321.31 KB)   |  1490 hits

RS FWC 22-01 WSAR Project Comment (pdf 144.7 KB)   |  1307 hits

RS FWC 22-02 MEA Transmission Line Comment (pdf 89.04 KB)   |  1296 hits

RS FWC 22-03 CWR Watersheds Deshka River (pdf 187.81 KB)   |  934 hits

2022 FWC Comment on Susitna Basin Coalbed Methane Exploration to AK DOG (PDF 485.41 KB)   |  1049 hits

2022 FWC Letter to ADF&G on Antlerless Moose Hunts in MSB (PDF 437.23 KB)   |  737 hits

"It Takes Fish to Make Fish" (pdf 3.13 MB)   |  721 hits

Contribution of Recreational Fishing to Mat-Su Borough in 2017 (pdf 268.66 KB)   |  249 hits

Economic Contributions of Sportfishing on Cook Inlet in 2017 (pdf 2.96 MB)   |  202 hits