Matanuska-Susitna Borough

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Meetings are generally held from September through May, on the second Thursday of the month, at the Borough building: 350 E. Dahlia Ave. Palmer. Meeting agenda/packet/call-in details will be posted via the links above about one week prior to each meeting.



FWC Special Meeting:

Thursday, June 6, 5:00 PM

MSB DSJ Building - Assembly Chambers

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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

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

Fish Hub

Learn more about Mat-Su fisheries at our 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
Bill Gamble - Assembly
Gabe Kitter - Sport Fish
Larry Engel - Hunting
Howard Delo - At Large
Kendra Zamzow - At Large
Peter Probasco (Vice Chair) - At Large
Andy Couch (Chair) - At Large
Jim Sykes - Ex-officio (non-voting)

Staff support - Planning Division

Maija DiSalvo
Ph. 907.861-7865
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