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

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


The Department of Wildlife Management facilitates sustainable harvests and monitors populations of fish and wildlife species through research, 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 resources, by keeping these resources at healthy population levels, and to assure that residents can continue their subsistence harvest of wildlife resources. Our studies help provide the factual 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 some special interest groups trying to further regulate subsistence hunting, it is very important that we continue to work toward our goals.

Goals and Objectives

For any errors seen on these NSB-DWM pages, please contact the NSB-DWM Outreach Coordinator.  Thanks!

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