Local traditions and subsistence: A synopsis from twenty-five years of research by the State of Alaska
Subsistence Land Mammal Harvests and Uses, Yukon Flats, Alaska: 2008-2010 Harvest Report and Ethnographic Update
This report presents the results of a harvest survey and ethnographic research project that investigated the subsistence uses of large land mammals and furbearers in Game Management Unit 25 in the Yukon Flats region of Interior Alaska. Large land mammal species harvested and used by Yukon Flats residents include moose Alces alces, caribou Rangifer tarandus, black bear Ursus americanus, and brown bear Ursus arctos. Furbearing species included in this study are marten Martes americana, lynx Lynx canadensis, and wolf Canis lupus. For the 2008–2009 study year a total of 284 of 467 households (approximately 61%) were surveyed in the 7 Yukon Flats communities of Beaver, Birch Creek, Chalkyitsik, Circle, Fort Yukon, Stevens...
This report presents the results of a project to identify and understand changes in nonsalmon subsistence patterns in the Aniak River drainage during 2001-2003. Data were collected through key respondent interviews and household surveys in Aniak and Chuathbaluk. Key respondent interviews were conducted with 5 individuals in Aniak in 2002, and documented local knowledge related to critical habitats, life histories, and seasonal movements of nonsalmon species, along with changes in the quality and abundance of fish over time in the drainage. Household surveys on nonsalmon harvests were completed with most (80-90%) Aniak and Chuathbaluk households in 2002 and 2003, resulting in baseline subsistence harvest estimates...
This final report documents subsistence harvest estimates for Pacific salmon in the Kuskokwim Fisheries Management Area for 2004, on the basis of surveys in 30 communities along the Kuskokwim River and Kuskokwim Bay, including Nelson Island. Compared to 2003 harvest estimates, harvests increased, with the exception of sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka, demonstrating again the importance of salmon for subsistence in this area. In Bethel, nonsalmon fish comprised about 18% of total fish harvested for subsistence. This salmon harvest monitoring research continues to be critical for fisheries managers for their use in planning for adequate salmon escapement and providing continued uses of salmon for subsistence purposes.
Contemporary subsistence uses and population distribution of non-salmon fish in Grayling, Anvik, Shageluk, and Holy Cross
Customary and Traditional Use Worksheets: Upper Copper and Upper Susitna River Area, Nonsalmon Finfish Species and Prince William Sound Salmon