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Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Division of Mining, Land and Water

Susitna Basin Recreation Rivers Advisory Board

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The Advisory Board is a statutory requirement of the Susitna Basin Recreation Rivers legislation.

AS 41.23.430 Advisory Board.

(a) A thirteen-member Recreation Rivers Advisory Board is established. Board members serve without compensation and are not entitled to per diem and travel expenses authorized by law for boards and commissions under AS 39.20.180. The governor shall appoint members representing:

(1) commercial fishing;
(2) sport fishing;
(3) sport hunting;
(4) conservation;
(5) subsistence
(6) forest products;
(7) mining;
(8) powerboat users;
(9) recreationally-oriented commercial users;
(10) other recreational users;
(11) private property owners within the recreation river corridors;
(12) the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning Commission from the membership of the planning commission; and
(13) the mayor of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough or the designee of the mayor.

(b) The commissioner shall consult with the advisory board in preparing, adopting, and revising the recreation river management plan and regulations affecting use and management of the recreation rivers.

Current Board Members

Member User Group Term Expires
Hans Rodvik
Commercial Fishing 7/1/2024
Vacant Sport Fishing
Mike DeMaria
Sport Hunting 7/1/2024
Emma Pokon
Conservation 7/1/2026
Nancy Conklin
Subsistence 7/1/2025
Greg Bell
Forest Products 7/1/2025
Deantha Skibinski
Mining 7/1/2025
Vacant Powerboat Users
Melvin Grove
Recreationally Oriented Commercial Users 7/1/2025
Joseph Wright (Chair)
Other Recreational Users 7/1/2026
Vacant Private Property Owners within the Recreation River Corridor
Curt Scoggin
Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning Commission Representative N/A
Stephanie Nowers (Vice Chair)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough Designee of the Mayor N/A

To apply for a vacant board member position, please visit the Boards & Commissions webpage.

Meeting Information

April 10, 2024 Agenda

Work Session of the Susitna Basin Recreation Rivers Advisory Board

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
10:00am to 12:00pm
virtually via Microsoft Teams and in person at:
Lower Level Conference Room
Main Borough Building
350 East Dahlia Avenue
Palmer, AK 99645

Please use the links below to join the meeting virtually:

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 211 543 748 644

Passcode: ArSm3N

Or call in (audio only)

+1 907-202-7104 United States, Anchorage

Phone Conference ID: 982 826 355#

The State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities who may need auxiliary aides, services, or special modifications to submit a comment or participate in a meeting, should contact the person(s) indicated above or contact the state TDD number (907)269-8411 seven days (7) in advance of meetings to arrange accommodations.
Photo of the Little Susitna River circa June 30, 2022

Meeting Recordings

Meeting - February 14, 2024 (MP4 video, 48MB) MP4

Meeting - January 10, 2024 (MP4 video, 320MB) MP4

Meeting Materials

February 14, 2024 Agenda PDF

January 10, 2024 Agenda PDF

January 10, 2024 Minutes PDF

November 1, 2023 Minutes PDF

November 1, 2023 Agenda PDF

The Recreation Rivers Advisory Board worked through the Susitna Basin Recreation Rivers Management Plan and compiled a list of notes with recommended changes to the plan. On May 17, 2023, the board unanimously passed a motion formalizing these notes as the board's official plan recommendations for DNR to consider.

Advisory Board Recommendations for Plan Revision PDF

Detailed Planning Process PDF

Planning Team Roster PDF

Advisory Board Bylaws PDF

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