Brief Summary of HR Res 69
This Congressional action reaffirms that Alaska’s state fish and wildlife agency has authority to manage resident wildlife on National Wildlife Refuges that exist in the state of Alaska. Federal wildlife agencies may place restrictions on management strategies within any National Wildlife Refuge, but the Alaska’s state wildlife agency retains authority to manage wildlife in Alaska. This is the same model used in other states throughout the United States of America.
Bear Trust’s Position Statement regarding HR Res 69
As a science-based conservation organization, Bear Trust International STRONGLY OPPOSES the killing of cubs or adult bears in the den in Alaska or in any other state or country.
Bear Trust International SUPPORTS the state of Alaska’s authority to manage resident wildlife, which are held in public trust to be managed by the state of Alaska. This is the same model used for all other states throughout the United States of America.