Public Notice: Yakutat Forelands Hooligan Monitoring Project

Photo Credit: Nate Catterson, USFS

The U.S. Forest Service is partnering with Yakutat Tlingit Tribe to apply for funding through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Subsistence Management, Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program. If awarded the grant, 2022 will be the start of a 4-year project on hooligan abundance, run timing, and distribution.

Photo Credit: Garrett James, YTT

The proposed survey area includes the estuary, mouth, and lower reaches of streams along the Yakutat Forelands between Yakutat and Dry Bay. The project would include aerial surveys, harvest interviews, and retrieving biological samples (environmental DNA). This data will build upon a previous (2010-2013) project conducted by the Forest Service and other partners, closing data gaps and increasing understanding of sustainable subsistence harvest levels.

Photo Credit: Nate Catterson, USFS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requires a public comment period before submitting our proposal on March 15th. USFS and YTT appreciate those who have already offered public comment.

For further questions or to submit comments prior to March 15th please contact:

Havaleh Rohloff, Fisheries Biologist
Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
PO Box 418
Yakutat, AK 99689
907-784-3238 ext.107


Nate Catterson, USFS Fisheries Biologist
PO Box 327
Yakutat, AK 99689