Nelchina Caribou Herd Adaptive Harvest Management
Initial submission date:
Subsequent submission date:
Summary of proposed regulation change:
Enable adaptive management of Nelchina caribou that periodically occupy GMS 504, 505, and the north end of 506 close to Beaver Creek (delineated by the junction of Dry Creek and Alaska Highway) by adding these GMS to Schedules B and C of the Wildlife Regulations. This change would enable a season when Nelchina caribou are present either by threshold hunt, open (with season manipulation) or by permit hunt allocation should these GMS be regularly occupied by this herd.
The Board recommended the Minister accept the proposal.
Status of Board recommendation:
The Minister of Environment accepted the Board’s recommendation.
Outcome in regulation:
This adaptive management provision will soon be enacted in legislation (summer 2022) and will be available to come into effect as early as the 2022-2023 hunting season.