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Subsistence Usage Study
By Cheryl Haven


January 07, 2006

The Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC) will be conducting a study of subsistence usage of fish and wildlife resources in the Ketchikan area excluding Saxman. The project is funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

KIC personnel may be contacting residents of the study areas (residents of Revillagigedo Island, excluding Saxman) and asking for consent to be interviewed about fish and wildlife harvest and use activities in 2005. Households will be selected at random and the interviewee will be given a $25 honorarium. Responses to the survey questions are anonymous and confidential and will be conducted face-to-face at respondents' homes or other convenient locations.

The research findings will be used by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Federal Subsistence Board to show meaningful quantities of use of natural resources which will decide on the subsistence status of Ketchikan's current status of non-rural to rural. The benefit of rural status would be that Ketchikan would have priority over any subsistence foods if there were ever a shortage.

The surveys will be conducted from January through February 10th.

Should you have any questions regarding the subsistence use surveys, please contact Kathleen Yarr, Project Coordinator at 228-5255

Cheryl Haven
Ketchikan, AK - USA


About: Cheryl Haven is the KIC Grants Coordinator



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