Weaving Together Two Worlds
November 18-20, 2015
Purpose: A forum to build understanding, relationships, and knowledge for advancing the co-management of Alaskan fish and wildlife resources.
Progressive focus: Shared value of healthy ecosystems, healthy populations, and resource abundance.
Co-Management is the term that defines systems and opportunities that provide an adequate and meaningful role for Alaska Natives in management of traditional resources. Alaska Natives and their Tribal governments, Tribal consortiums, nonprofits, and corporations have served as stewards of their traditional lands and resources for thousands of years maintaining healthy and productive ecosystems, they have proven knowledge, skills, and abilities to adequately manage Alaska’s fish and wildlife resources. Co-Management refers to a system where those relying upon the resources have a substantial role in making decisions about the management for healthy, productive ecosystems and populations.
Who is this symposium for?
This event will bring together University of Alaska researchers and staff, Alaska Native Tribal and ANCSA corporation leaders and staff, state and federal fish and game managers, and those with the vested interest in seeing successful co-management in Alaska.
The Co-Management Symposium in conjunction with Producing Knowledge Together workshop will be hosted on the UAF campus at the Wood Center, second floor in the Wood Center Ballroom.
UAF Wood Center
505 S Chandalar
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
For those attending the symposium please note that there is a $3.00 parking fee per day. The parking lot nearest to the Wood Center is a 2 hour metered parking lot. For all day parking attendees should use the Nenana Parking Lot, located on Tanana Loop Road across from the Student Recreational and Patty Center. Every 6-10 minutes a UAF shuttle runs between the Nenana Parking Lot and the Wood Center.