AOC Mission: "Dedicated to the preservation of outdoor pursuits in Alaska - hunting, fishing, trapping, and public access - and conservation of the habitats upon which they depend."
2014 AOC Annual Meeting – Invitation
Clarion Suites Downtown, Anchorage, Alaska - March 13-15th, 2014
The 2014 Alaska Outdoor Council (AOC) Annual meeting will take place in Anchorage, March 13th – 15th 2014. The same weekend the Board of Game will be taking public testimony on Statewide proposals at the Dena’ina Center. The timing of the 2014 AOC Annual meeting will give AOC members and delegates ample time to weigh-in on legislation affecting fish & wildlife conservation and outdoor uses currently being debated in committees during the 2nd Session of the 28th Alaska Legislature.
Increased Opportunity for Outdoor Pursuits
8:30 - noon. Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) commissioners, directors, and staff will discuss new opportunities for Alaskans to access state public lands and waters:
Willow Creek boat launch on the Susitna River.
Rex Trail repairs in GMU 20A north of the Alaska Range
Gravel parking pads to access 17(b) easements from state highways to public lands beyond private ANCSA lands.
Management of Personal Water Craft access to state waters - the public process
Forestry Roads in the Susitna River Basin.
Statewide Development of "Roads to Resources"
Noon - 1:30pm. Luncheon Speaker ( to be announced)
1:30pm - 2:00pm. Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) - Revision
2:00pm - 3:00pm. ADF&G Economic Value of Alaska Wildlife Survey
3:00pm - 4:00pm. APHA Economic Impact of Guided Hunting in Alaska
4:00pm - 5:00pm. CACFA Report to Legislature and Governor on Federal Overreach onto State management of fish and game.
Tickets for the 2014 Awards Banquet are $55.00 or $100.00 for couples and may be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Pam Iverson (907) 260-5723, Bill Iverson (907) 244-6285.
A registration fee of $25.00 is asked of delegates to help cover meeting arrangements.
AOC Club delegates and AOC delegates-at-large will have the opportunity to vote on five AOC Board seats up for renewal during the AOC Business Meeting Saturday March 15th.
Please consider attending whether you will be representing your club in an official capacity or not. As an individual member of AOC, you can be elected as a delegate-at-large at the annual meeting. Individual (associate) members will be represented by one delegate from each region: Southeast, South-central, and Interior Alaska.
Current topics of interest to AOC delegates and members;
2014 AOC AWARDS:
Nominations are currently being solicited for our annual awards to recognize outstanding work in fish and wildlife management or other resource issues important to our members. The AOC Board will consider nominations submitted in the following categories:
AOC individual member of the year
Outstanding AOC member club
Sam McDowell award
Sidney Huntington award
Biologist of the year – fisheries or wildlife or habitat
Legislator of the year award
Outdoor educator of the year
Outstanding business of the year
Fish & wildlife protection officer of the year
and other awards by nomination
Email nominations to email@example.com or mail to the AOC Office.
Room Reservations are available at Clarion Suites Downtown, 1110 West 8th Ave; AOC room rates of $95.00 per night (please call 907-222-5005 and reference AOC Meetings to get the $95.00 rate).
This is your opportunity to participate in protecting your outdoor heritage and providing for your outdoor future. We believe that this event will be an outstanding chance to be better connected to your Alaska Outdoor Council and the issues that affect you as a member. We’re looking forward to a great event, and hope that you will help us make this meeting one of the best yet by attending in person!
AOC staff and board members have had a productive year in 2013 representing fishers, hunters, trappers and members who access Alaska’s outdoors. Numerous agenda topics from past AOC Annual Meetings have been addressed by both State and Federal courts, the State Legislature, or the Boards of Fisheries and Game. The Obama administration has had a profound effect on all aspects of federal land management in Alaska. Many topics are still unresolved and may come before state and federal courts and agencies this year.
Proposed Resolutions or Policies may be submitted by AOC members and delegate clubs. All proposed resolutions or policies, along with a signed statement of the reason for their passage, must be submitted to the AOC office prior to the 1St of February 2014. These proposed resolutions or policies will be distributed to AOC member clubs for their review; action will then take place during the Annual Business meeting. (All current Resolutions and Policies are available for review on the AOC website)
Please return signed 2014 Delegate Certification form and Club Renewal Form (which are available on the AOC website under the Member Clubs tab)
Also send any proposed Resolutions or Policies by mail or email to:
Or fax to: 1-888-932-3353 Toll free.
We are looking forward to seeing you March 13 – 15th in Anchorage at the AOC 2014 Annual meeting.
We wish to thank all who helped