Self-Governance Communication & Education Tribal Consortium

NPS Proposes Rule Regarding Subsistence Collections

The National Park Service (NPS) proposed a rule on January 13, 2016 to allow qualified subsistence users to collect and use nonedible fish and wildlife parts and plant materials for the creation and subsequent disposition (use, barter, or sale) of handicrafts. The rule would also (1) clarify that collecting or possessing living wildlife is generally prohibited and (2) limit the types of bait that may be used to take bears for subsistence uses.

Commentds are due April 12, 2015 and may be submitted via

You can review the proposed rule here and contact Andee Sears, Regional Law Enforcement Specialist, Alaska Regional Office here.