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 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 go to the BOF Website.



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)   |  581 hits

BOF Proposal 133 (pdf 117.96 KB)   |  419 hits

BOF Proposal 199 (pdf 122.46 KB)   |  432 hits

BOF Proposal 215 (pdf 132.71 KB)   |  83 hits

BOF Proposal 217 (pdf 125.26 KB)   |  78 hits

BOF Proposal 219 (pdf 123.98 KB)   |  122 hits

2020 FWC Meeting Schedule (pdf 515.26 KB)   |  90 hits

Contribution of Recreational Fishing in the MSB (pdf 268.66 KB)   |  89 hits

Economic Contributions of Sportfishing on the Cook Inlet (pdf 1.62 MB)   |  62 hits

Agendas, Packets & Minutes

April 16, 2020Regular Meeting - Lower Level Conference Room
March 19, 2020CANCELLED - Regular Meeting - Lower Level Conferen...
February 27, 2020Regular Meeting - Lower Level Conference RoomAgendaPacket
January 16, 2020Regular Meeting - Lower Level Conference RoomAgendaPacket