Projects

Fisheries

AITRC works to ensure that our fish, water, and people remain healthy.

Program goals include:

1)  Building and strengthening relationships with federal, state, tribal, and local partners;

2)  Improving Copper River fisheries management; 

3)  Increasing Ahtna Peoples' involvement and meaningful participation in fisheries management.

We engage in monitoring and management of all fisheries within the Ahtna Traditional Use Area. This is achieved by closely communicating and collaborating with our tribes and federal, state, and local partners. We prepare and present regulatory proposals at Federal Subsistence Board and Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings. 

We are working diligently with Ahtna Tribes, the Wrangell St. Elias National Parks Service, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to establish a more inclusive, pragmatic, and responsible management framework for Copper River Fisheries. Ensuring that Ahtna and Copper River Basin Peoples have a meaningful role in fisheries management planning and decision-making is critical to our shared future. 

Salmon Search Conference

Fish Wheel Project