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

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.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2019 at 4:00pm in the Lower Level Conference Room of the Dorothy Swanda Jones Borough building, 350 E. Dahlia Ave, Palmer. The "2020 FWC Meeting Schedule" download is available to the right.

Board of Fisheries Information

The FWC has five proposals before the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF) for consideration at their February 7-19 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting at the Egan Center in Anchorage.  These proposals are designed to return more salmon to MSB waters.  Please take a look at these proposals (downloadable via the links to the right) and consider submitting a comment to the BOF (deadline for public comments to BOF = 1/23/2020) or, better yet, come to the meeting and testify.  For more information, please go to the BOF Website.

UPDATE: The FWC had a very successful BOF experience. A summary of the BOF decisions will be forthcoming.



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
Dan Mayfield-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

It Takes Fish to Make Fish (pdf 3.13 MB)   |  555 hits

BOF Proposal 133 (pdf 117.96 KB)   |  396 hits

BOF Proposal 199 (pdf 122.46 KB)   |  411 hits

BOF Proposal 215 (pdf 132.71 KB)   |  64 hits

BOF Proposal 217 (pdf 125.26 KB)   |  61 hits

BOF Proposal 219 (pdf 123.98 KB)   |  102 hits

2020 FWC Meeting Schedule (pdf 515.26 KB)   |  68 hits

Contribution of Recreational Fishing in the MSB (pdf 268.66 KB)   |  68 hits

Economic Contributions of Sportfishing on the Cook Inlet (pdf 1.62 MB)   |  42 hits

Agendas, Packets & Minutes

February 27, 2020Regular Meeting - Lower Level Conference RoomAgendaPacket
January 16, 2020Regular Meeting - Lower Level Conference RoomAgendaPacket