Denali Federal and State Wildlife Management Forum: Report from Denali Citizens Council

From the Fall newsletter of Denali Citizens Council

No one expected new decisions to be announced, and little new information was imparted, but at least one of the three panelists at DCC’s August 5 forum on wildlife management at Denali’s boundaries said he saw reason for hope and maybe even progress. Near the end of the two hour forum, John Toppenberg, director of the Alaska Wildlife Alliance (AWA), opined that there were areas in which he and Nate Turner, vice chairman of the state Board of Game (BOG), could agree and cited “rays of hope.”

Recognition of those “rays of hope” came two hours after Toppenberg, in his opening remarks, noted that too often the state’s response to myriad wildlife management issues is, “No problem. Kill more wolves.”

Read the full report at DCC here. (This article begins on page 5)