The Department of Wildlife Management facilitates sustainable harvest and monitors populations of fish and wildlife species through scientific research, indigenous ecological knowledge, leadership, and advocacy from local to international levels. The Department diversifies funding opportunities through the submission of grant proposals focusing on subsistence species and issues of the highest interest to North Slope residents.

Department Responsibilities

The Department of Wildlife Management is responsible for helping to assure participation by Borough residents in the management of wildlife and fish, by working to maintain these resources at healthy population levels so that residents can continue to practice traditional methods of subsistence harvest of wildlife resources in perpetuity. Our studies help to provide the scientific documentation of the subsistence needs of North Slope Borough (NSB) residents. With industrial activity expanding into new areas, arctic warming trends already affecting the marine and land environments, and further regulation of subsistence hunting by State, Federal and special interest groups, it is very important that we continue to work toward the following goals (see Goals and Objectives below).

Goals and Objectives

If you have a Wildlife or an Environmental Observation to share with us, please submit your observation using our Wildlife Observation Form.  Quyanaq!

Go to these links for Department of Wildlife Management (DWM) pages:

See the NSB DWM Website Map for assistance in finding information!

For any errors seen on these NSB-DWM pages, please contact us at 907-852-0350.  Quyanaq!

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