“Rock Ptarmigan” A hardy grouse of barren ground in the high Arctic, well adapted to harsh surroundings. Well camouflaged by white winter plumage and mottled brown summer plumage; male molts later in spring than female, so early in the breeding season he remains conspicuously white while she becomes almost invisible against the tundra. Excerpt from the Audubon Field Guide
Photo Courtesy Dwight Phillips
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Sport Fish (Division), is accepting public comment from Jan. 1 through Jan. 30, 2019, on its 2019 Statewide Stocking Plan for Sport Fisheries.
The Division, with assistance from private non-profit hatchery operators, plans to release approximately seven million fish annually into the waters of Alaska over the next five years to benefit anglers. The plan outlines the locations, numbers, and size or life stage for each species of fish that are planned for stocking.
“Receiving public input is extremely important to the Division as we finalize the Statewide Stocking Plan for 2019,” said Statewide Stocking Coordinator Andrew Garry. “The Division commits a significant portion of their annual budget towards stocking fish throughout the state, and hearing from anglers is a critical piece of the fisheries management process.”
Only fish reared from the Division’s hatchery facilities and from private non-profit hatcheries that work in cooperation with ADF&G to improve sport fisheries are included in this plan.
The Statewide Stocking Plan is available for review on the Division’s webpage. Hard copies are also available for review at local ADF&G offices.
Please submit public comments to Andrew Garry by email email@example.com or by mail:
William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery
c/o Andrew Garry
941 North Reeve Boulevard
Anchorage, Alaska, 99501
The public comment deadline is Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
It’s January of 2019 and that means it’s time to file your permanent fund dividend (PFD) and participate in Pick.Click.Give. This year the Pick.Click.Give. Charitable Contributions Program will be found within the PFD application. Instead of completing and submitting the application and then choosing to donate to a nonprofit after submission, the Pick.Click.Give. program has been moved to the end of the PFD application itself. It is now located alongside the UAA Savings program and Veterans Assistance program pieces of the PFD application.
In 2018, 24,155 Alaskans donated $2,294,464.38 to 637 nonprofits across the state. Since its inception, the Pick.Click.Give. Charitable Contributions Program has raised over $21 million for Alaskan nonprofits. “Alaskan’s are strong, generous people and they continue to support causes they care about. Pick.Click.Give. provides them a convenient, simple, safe way to do that,” said Jessie Lavoie, the Pick.Click.Give. Program Manager at The Alaska Community Foundation.
Pick.Click.Give. is a charitable contributions program managed by The Alaska Community Foundation and the Permanent Fund Dividend Division of the Alaska Department of Revenue with support from the Rasmuson Foundation and The Foraker Group.
Jessie Lavoie, MPA
The Alaska Community Foundation
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Please Pick.Click.Give. when you apply for your PFD!