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.
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 Thursday, March 18th, 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.
Learn more about Mat-Su fisheries at our FISH HUB.
- Fishing & COVID-19
- BOF Proposals
- It Takes Fish to Make Fish
- Economics of Sportfishing
- Salmon Habitat Partnership
- Fish Passage
- Salmon Plan
Fisheries Reports and Studies
Please check the Public Meetings schedule for specific meeting information.
Mike Wood (Chair)-Member 2 Sport Fish
VACANT-Member 5 At Large
VACANT-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
VACANT (non-voting past member)
Staff support - Planning Division
Ted Eischeid, Planner II
FWC Position on WSAR proposed MOU-5/20/2020 (pdf 707.15 KB) | 675 hits
"It Takes Fish to Make Fish" (pdf 3.13 MB) | 673 hits
Contribution of Recreational Fishing to Mat-Su Borough in 2017 (pdf 268.66 KB) | 341 hits
Economic Contributions of Sportfishing on Cook Inlet in 2017 (pdf 2.96 MB) | 344 hits