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.

The next regular FWC meeting is scheduled for December 17, 2020, at 4 PM - see agenda for meeting details.

The "2020 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

Mike Wood (Chair)-Member 2 Sport Fish
Amber Allen-Member 5 At Large
Bob Chlupach-Member 6 At Large
Andy Couch-Member 7 At Large
Howard Delo (Vice-Ch.)-Member 4 At Large
Larry Engel-Member 3 Hunting
Tim Hale-Assembly Rep 1
Tamara Boeve-Assembly Rep 8
Bruce Knowles (non-voting member)

Staff support - Planning Division

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

2020 FWC Meeting Schedule (pdf 577.78 KB)   |  761 hits

FWC Position on WSAR proposed MOU-5/20/2020 (pdf 707.15 KB)   |  593 hits

"It Takes Fish to Make Fish" (pdf 3.13 MB)   |  596 hits

Contribution of Recreational Fishing in Mat-Su Borough (pdf 268.66 KB)   |  248 hits

Economic Contributions of Sportfishing in Cook Inlet (pdf 1.62 MB)   |  238 hits

Agendas, Packets & Minutes

November 19, 2020See Agenda for Participation OptionsAgendaPacketSupplement
November 18, 2020Special ADF&G Fisheries Update, Remote option (see...AgendaPacket
October 15, 2020See Agenda for Call-In Details-Rear of AssemblyAgendaPacketSupplement
September 17, 2020See Agenda for Call-In Details-Rear of AssemblyAgendaPacketMinutesSupplement
May 21, 2020CANCELLED - Regular Meeting - LLCR