Copper River Migratory Birds Co-Management Council
The Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council was formed in 2000. It consists of the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, and representatives from the Alaska Native population. The Alaska Migratory Bird Regional Council's (AMBCC) primary purpose is to conserve migratory birds through development of recommendations for the subsistence spring/summer harvest in Alaska.
The AMBCC is split up by region, with AITRC overseeing the AMBCC's Copper River Migratory Birds Co-Management Council (CRMBCC). CRMBCC activities include setting and adjusting, as necessary, annual spring and summer subsistence bird hunting regulations in the Ahtna Territory (GMU 11, 12, 13).
Board Chair -- Gulkana Village
Shirley 'Tursey' Smelcer
Secretary/ Treasurer -- Native Village of Kluti Kaah
Committee Member -- Native Village of Chitina
Committee Member -- Native Village of Gakona
Vice Chair -- Mentasta Traditional Council
Committee Member -- Cheesh'na Tribe
Committee Member -- Native Village of Tazlina
Committee Member -- Native Village of Cantwell