Matanuska-Susitna Borough

MSB Fish and Wildlife Commission

The MSB Fish and Wildlife Commission, formerly the Mayor's Blue Ribbon Sportsmen's Committee, 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.

Meeting Schedule

MSB Directive #10 for COVID-19: Cloth facial coverings or a face shield are required (with limited exceptions) while in a Mat-Su Borough facility; face masks are available upon request.

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.

There is a a special FWC meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 22nd, at 4 PM - see agenda for meeting details below.

The next regular FWC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 20th, at 4 PM - see agenda for meeting details (posted one week prior to meeting).

Physical location: Lower Level Conference Room, MSB-DSJ Building, 350 Dahlia Ave, Palmer.

Remote Participation Option: details below (encouraged for COVID-19 reasons) - see Agenda once posted about one week prior to meeting date



The "2021 FWC Meeting Schedule" download is available to the right.

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

Remote participation information for the meeting can be found on the Agenda for that meeting - see meeting listing and documents below. 


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 GIS StoryMap on this project.

 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 (Vice-Ch.)-Member 4 At Large
Kendra Zamzow-Member 5 At Large
Peter Probasco-Member 6 At Large
Andy Couch-Member 7 At Large
Tamara Boeve-Assembly Rep 8 (District 7)
VACANT-Ex-officio (non-voting past member)

Staff support - Planning Division

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

2021 FWC Meeting Schedule (pdf 68.58 KB)   |  910 hits

FWC Position on WSAR proposed MOU-5/20/2020 (pdf 707.15 KB)   |  732 hits

"It Takes Fish to Make Fish" (pdf 3.13 MB)   |  726 hits

Contribution of Recreational Fishing to Mat-Su Borough in 2017 (pdf 268.66 KB)   |  391 hits

Economic Contributions of Sportfishing on Cook Inlet in 2017 (pdf 2.96 MB)   |  399 hits

Agendas, Packets & Minutes

April 22, 2021Special Meeting-See AGENDA for details.AgendaPacket
April 15, 2021Regular Meeting-See AGENDA for details.AgendaPacketSupplement
March 18, 2021Regular Meeting-See AGENDA for details.AgendaPacketSupplement
February 18, 2021Regular Meeting-See Agenda for details.AgendaPacketSupplement
January 21, 2021Regular Meeting-See Agenda for details.AgendaPacketMinutesSupplement

Fish Commission Resolutions

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