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Meeting Information

CACFA meets three times a year, Juneau during the Legislative Session, Fairbanks in late Spring, and Anchorage in the Fall. This page contains past and present meeting announcements, advertising, agenda information, meeting minutes, and where possible, meeting packet information, meeting recordings and presentations.


Anchorage - Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29, 2016

The commission will hold its next meeting in Anchorage. Unfortunately, we will only be able to offer a limited opportunity for remote participation during the Saturday afternoon session only. For the remainder of the meeting, attendance and participation will be in-person only. Due to budget cuts, the meeting will not be livestreamed or video archived.

Meeting times and locations are as follows:

Date Time Location
Friday, October 28 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. WJH Sport Fish Hatchery, 941 N. Reeve Blvd.
Saturday, October 29 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Atwood Building, 550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 102

On both days, there will be a 30-minute opportunity for public comment at 11:30a.m. and 3:30p.m., as well as a lunch break from 12:00p.m. to 1:30p.m. The draft agenda is as follows:

Friday, October 28
0800-0900: Opening Comments; Approve Agenda/Meeting Minutes
0900-0930: USFS Agency Update
0930-1030: BLM Agency Update
1030-1130: [tentative] DOL Agency Update
1130-1200: Public Participation
1200-1330: Lunch
1330-1430: NPS Agency Update
1430-1530: [tentative] ADF&G Agency Update
1530-1600: Public Participation
1600-1700: USFWS Agency Update

Saturday, October 29
0900-0930: Executive Director Report
0930-1130: Presentation of ASLAG Draft Report
1130-1200: Public Participation
1200-1300: Lunch
1300-1400: Unfinished Business
1400-1530: Discussion: Future of CACFA
1530-1600: Public Participation
1600-1700: New Business; Closing Comments

The Saturday afternoon session, including the 3:30pm opportunity for public comment, can be attended via teleconference by calling (888) 392-4560 and entering code 11820# (other than for the designated public comment period, the session will be listen-only). Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Public Notice; Display Advertising; Display Advertising Update. Meeting minutes will be available after the meeting by request sent to contactcacfa@gmail.com.

Anchorage & Fairbanks - Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7, 2016

The commission met in the Anchorage and Fairbanks Legislative Information Offices; public participation and attendance were available via teleconference and in both locations. Seven commissioners were present in Anchorage and two legislative staff members were present in Fairbanks. Click on the following links to access presentations, weblinks, briefings and/or handouts related to discussion items:
- Final Rule; Press Release: Final Public Use Regulations for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge;
- Commission Briefing: Changes Between the Proposed and Final Public Use Regulations;
- Presentation: BLM Resource Management Planning;
- Website: BLM "Planning 2.0" Regulation and Policy Revisions; and,
- Presentation: Wrangell-St. Elias Backcountry and Wilderness Stewardship Planning.

This meeting was streamed live over the Internet on Alaska Legislature TV; links to the archived video will be posted here when available. Click on the following text to access meeting resources: Public Notice; Display Advertising; and, Agenda. Draft meeting minutes will be posted shortly.

Juneau - Friday, January 29 & Saturday, January 30, 2016

The commission met in the Capitol Building; eleven commissioners were in attendance. Click on the following links to access presentations, weblinks, briefings and/or handouts related to discussion items:
- Website, Handout: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Proposed Rulemaking on Wildlife Harvest and the Closure Process for Alaska Refuges;
- Commission Briefing on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposed Rulemaking on Wildlife Harvest and the Closure Process for Alaska Refuges;
- Commission Briefing on the National Park Service Final Rulemaking on Wildlife Harvest and the Closure Process for Alaska Parks and Preserves;
- Press Release, Handout: U.S. Forest Service, Revised Land Use Plan for the Tongass National Forest;
- Presentation: Bureau of Land Management, Survey Methodology for State Patents;
- Presentation: Bureau of Land Management, Overview of the Legacy Well Program in the NPR-A; and,
- 2016 Newsletter: Wrangell-St. Elias Backcountry and Wilderness Stewardship Planning.

The meeting included a review of the Commissionís bylaws. Bylaw amendments discussed and adopted at the meeting can be downloaded here. This meeting was streamed live over the Internet on Alaska Legislature TV; the video has been archived at the following links:
January 29 - Morning Session and Afternoon Session
January 30 - Full Day

Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Public Notice; Display Advertising; and, Agenda. Draft meeting minutes will be posted shortly.

Anchorage - Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24, 2015

The commission met in the Legislative Information Office; nine commissioners were in attendance. Click on the following links to access presentations, weblinks and/or handouts related to discussion items:
- Presentation: BLM Alaska, Regional Mitigation Strategy;
- Presentation: BLM Alaska, Jack Wade Creek Reclamation Project;
- Website: Chugach National Forest Plan Revision;
- 2015 Newsletter: Wrangell-St. Elias Backcountry and Wilderness Stewardship Planning; and,
- Final Rule: National Park Service Final Rulemaking on Hunting and Trapping in Alaska.

This meeting was streamed live over the Internet on Alaska Legislature TV; the video has been archived at the following links: October 23 and October 24. Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Public Notice; Display Advertising; Agenda; and, Meeting Minutes (approved 1/29/16).

Fairbanks - Friday, June 12 & Saturday, June 13, 2015

The commission met in the Legislative Information Office; nine commissioners were in attendance.

Presentations and discussion at this meeting focused on exploring and understanding Bureau of Land Management policies, procedures, authorities and planning efforts in Alaska, including:
- RS 2477s and 17(b) Easements
- Navigability Determinations
- Areas of Critical Environmental Concern
- Rapid Ecoregional Assessments
- Resource Management Plans
- 17(d)(1) Land Use Withdrawals
- Trapping Cabin Opportunities
- Placer Mining Regulation

Click on the following links to access presentations, weblinks and/or handouts related to discussion items:
- Presentation: Rapid Ecoregional Assessments
- Presentation: Easements, Trails and Submerged Lands
- Presentations: BLM Land Use Planning Update
- Handout: BLM Land Use Planning Update (April 2015)
- Website: BLM Alaska Planning
- Presentation: Areas of Critical Environmental Concern
- Handout: Guidance for Reclamation of Placer-Mined Streams
- Handout: BLM Alaska Cool Facts
- Website: HJR 24 - 17(d)(1) Withdrawals

Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Public Notice; Display Advertising; Agenda; and, Meeting Minutes (approved 5/6/16).

Juneau - Friday, January 30 & Saturday, January 31, 2015

The commission met in the Capitol Building; eleven commissioners were in attendance on Friday and all commissioners were in attendance on Saturday. Click on the following links to access presentations, weblinks and/or handouts related to discussion items:

- Website: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Strategic Growth Policy;
- Presentation, Website: BLM Alaska, Proposed Additional Areas of Critical Environmental Concern in the Eastern Interior Planning Area;
- Press Release: Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve, General Management Plan Amendment;
- Commission Briefing: National Park Service Proposed Rulemaking on Hunting and Trapping in Alaska; and,
- Website: Angoon Airport Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

This meeting was streamed live over the Internet on Alaska Legislature TV; the video has been archived here.

Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Public Notice; Display Advertising; Agenda; and, Meeting Minutes (approved 6/12/15).

Anchorage - Work Session - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The commission convened a work session in the Atwood Building; eleven commissioners were in attendance (one telephonically). The commission addressed multiple issues, developed strategies for implementation of the Federal Overreach Summit recommendations, discussed evolving the mission and objectives of the commission and began allocating project funds towards viable and meaningful projects and initiatives.

An audio recording of the work session is available here. Click on the following text to access work session resources: Agenda and Minutes (approved 6/12/15).

Anchorage - Friday, August 8, Saturday, August 9 & Sunday, August 10, 2014

The commission met in the temporarily located Legislative Information Office; nine commissioners were in attendance. Click on the following link to access a presentation related to several meeting discussion items:

- Presentation: Representative Ken Ivory (UT), Transfer of Public Lands

This meeting was streamed live over the Internet on Alaska Legislature TV; the video has been archived here.

Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Agenda and Meeting Minutes (approved 6/12/15). Links to additional materials related to the Transfer of Public Lands issue can be found in the meeting minutes for August 10.

Fairbanks - Friday, June 6 & Saturday, June 7, 2014

The commission met in the Legislative Information Office; eleven commissioners were in attendance.

The audio for June 6 has been archived here; the audio for June 7 has been archived here.

Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Agenda and Meeting Minutes (approved 6/12/15).

Juneau - Friday, January 24 & Saturday, January 25, 2014

The commission met in the Capitol Building; all commissioners were in attendance. The full meeting packet and individual meeting materials can be accessed by clicking here.

This meeting was streamed live over the Internet on Alaska Legislature TV; the video has been archived here.

Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Public Notice; Agenda; and, Meeting Transcript (approved 6/6/14).

Anchorage - Thursday, October 3, Friday, October 4 & Saturday, October 5, 2013

The commission met in the Legislative Information Office; all commissioners were in attendance.

Along with regular business, this meeting was to serve as a follow-up to the Federal Overreach Summit. The commission extended an invitation to the Alaska Federation of Natives, all regional Native Corporations and representatives from regional Native associations. There were two opportunities each day for the public to interact with meeting participants and to discuss issues related to federal land management in Alaska.

The commission also provided federal agencies (Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service) with dedicated time on the agenda to further advance the discussion. However, due to federal appropriation shortfalls causing a government shutdown, agency representatives were unable to attend. Thursday, October 3, was originally dedicated to federal agency participation but was adjusted to allow for discussion of a Draft Summary and action points identified at the Summit.

This meeting was streamed live over the Internet on Alaska Legislature TV; the video has been archived here.

Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Public Notice; Agenda; and, Meeting Transcript (approved 1/24/14).

Anchorage - Federal Overreach Summit - Monday, August 12 & Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Commission hosted a Federal Overreach Summit at the Dena'ina Center; all commissioners were in attendance.

For more information, please visit here. All meeting materials can be accessed at this website, as well, including: archived video; presentations; biographical information on participants; and, supporting literature.

This meeting was streamed live over the Internet on Alaska Legislature TV; the video has been archived here.

Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Public Notice; Media Release; Agenda; and, Transcript.

Fairbanks - Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8, 2013

The commission met in the Legislative Information Office; eight commissioners were in attendance. Click on the following links to access presentations, weblinks and/or handouts related to discussion items:

- Presentation: Sealaska Corporation, Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Jobs Protection Act;
- Maps: BLM Alaska, Regional Planning Update; and,
- Presentation: National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, Legacy Well Strategic Plan.

Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Public Notice; Agenda; and Meeting Minutes (approved 1/24/14).

Juneau - Friday, February 22 & Saturday, February 23, 2013

The commission met in the Capitol Building; eight commissioners were in attendance on Friday and nine commissioners were in attendance on Saturday. Click on the following links to access presentations, weblinks and/or handouts related to discussion items:

- Map (Yakutat Ranger District), Map (All Other Ranger Districts): U.S. Forest Service, Sustainable Cabin Program;
- USFS Presentation, State Presentation: Tongass National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan Five-Year Review;
- Website: Chugach National Forest Plan Revision;
- Website, Maps and Supporting Documents: Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Jobs Protection Act; and,
- Presentation (RS2477s), Presentation (Navigability): Department of Natural Resources Public Access Assertion & Defense Unit.

This meeting was streamed live over the Internet on Alaska Legislature TV. Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Public Notice; Display Advertising; Agenda; and, Meeting Minutes (approved 6/7/13).

Anchorage - Wednesday, November 28 & Thursday, November 29, 2012

The commission met in the Legislative Information Office; eight commissioners were in attendance. Click on the following links to access presentations, weblinks and/or handouts related to discussion items:

- Website: BLM Alaska, Hunting Guide Capacity Study;
- Presentation: Department of Natural Resources, Hunting Guide Concession Program;
- Presentation, Website: Guided Hunting in Bering Land Bridge National Park;
- Website: Serpentine Hot Springs Area Master Plan; and,
- Presentation: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Surrogate Species.

Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Agenda and Meeting Minutes (approved 2/22/13).

Fairbanks - Thursday, May 31 & Friday, June 1, 2012

The commission met in the Legislative Information Office; nine commissioners were in attendance. Click on the following links to access presentations, weblinks and/or handouts related to discussion items:

- Presentation, Website: BLM Alaska, Eastern Interior Resource Management Plan;
- Presentation: Department of Transportation, Ambler Mining District Access Project;
- Presentation: Mr. Christopher Estes, Basin-Wide Water Adjudications;
- Presentation, Website: Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex;
- Website: Tongass National Forest, Bell Island Geothermal Leases; and,
- Website: National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, Final Integrated Activity Plan.

Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Media Release; Display Advertising; Agenda; and, Meeting Minutes (approved 11/28/12).

Juneau - Friday, February 24 & Saturday, February 25, 2012

The commission met in the Capitol Building; nine commissioners were in attendance. Click on the following links to access presentations, weblinks and/or handouts related to discussion items:

- Presentation: Department of Natural Resources Public Access Assertion & Defense Unit;
- Website: National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule;
- Website: Alaska Federal Lands Long Range Transportation Plan; and,
- Presentation: Utah Office of the Attorney General, Pending RS2477 Litigation.

Click on the following text to access other meeting resources: Media Release; Display Advertising; Agenda; and, Meeting Minutes (approved 5/31/12).

Meeting Information Archives

For meeting information and materials prior to 2012, please contact commission staff by phone 907-451-2035 or by email at: dnr.cacfa@alaska.gov.