Matanuska-Susitna Borough

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

Meeting Schedule

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 28, 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 "2023 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.

MSB Fish and Wildlife Commission Functions:

(A)    The      commission shall advise and make recommendations to the assembly, borough manager, and/or any state or federal agencies, departments, commissions, or boards possessing jurisdiction in the area of fishwildlife, and habitat on the interests of the borough in the conservation and allocation of fishwildlife, and habitat.

(B)    The commission may also advise the assembly and the borough manager on any other matter as to actions or issues for the borough to address on any other areas concerning fishwildlife, habitat, administration, application, enforcement, or appointment to include political efforts, additional lobbying efforts, or any other position or action the borough should take on fishwildlife, or habitat issues.

(Ord. 15-122, § 2, 2015: Ord. 12-052, § 3 (part), 2012)

MSB Fish and Wildlife Commission Members:

The MSB Fish and Wildlife Commission members, along with their contact information, can be found on the sidebar to the right under "DIRECTORY".

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.

Alaska State Board of Fisheries Information

The MSB FWC has been active at the Upper Cook Inlet Finfish BOF meetings in 2011, 2014, 2017, and 2020. We are presently prepping for the 2024 UCI BOF meeting scheduled for February 23 - March 7, 2024, at the Egan Center in Anchorage. Meeting Information: Alaska Board of Fisheries, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

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)
Gabe Kitter - 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
Mokie Tew - Assembly Rep 8 (District 5)
Jim Sykes - Ex-officio (non-voting past member)

Staff support - Planning Division

Maija DiSalvo
Ph. 907.861-7865
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Full Directory

2023 FWC Meeting Schedule (pdf 227.94 KB)   |  1865 hits

RS FWC 23-03 Waterbody Setbacks (pdf 146.46 KB)   |  1599 hits

RS FWC 23-02 SOA Funding of Weirs et al. (pdf 294.56 KB)   |  1553 hits

RS FWC 23-01 Waterbody Setbacks (pdf 212.11 KB)   |  1170 hits

FWC-ADF&G Fishery Questions, 2012-20 (pdf 16.72 MB)   |  1322 hits

RS FWC 22-01 WSAR Project Comment (pdf 144.7 KB)   |  983 hits

RS FWC 23-02 Weir & Genetic Study Funding (pdf 294.56 KB)   |  1000 hits

RS FWC 22-03 CWR Watersheds Deshka River (pdf 187.81 KB)   |  482 hits

2022 FWC Comment on Susitna Basin Coalbed Methane Exploration to AK DOG (PDF 485.41 KB)   |  423 hits

2022 FWC Letter to ADF&G on Antlerless Moose Hunts in MSB (PDF 437.23 KB)   |  142 hits

"It Takes Fish to Make Fish" (pdf 3.13 MB)   |  95 hits

Contribution of Recreational Fishing to Mat-Su Borough in 2017 (pdf 268.66 KB)   |  61 hits

Economic Contributions of Sportfishing on Cook Inlet in 2017 (pdf 2.96 MB)   |  64 hits