Anchorage Bear Committee
Thursday April 11, 2002
Rabbit Creek Rifle Range
Al Meiners, Alaska Department of Natural Resources; Kellie Peirce, Fort Richardson;
Mark Sledge, Elmendorf Air Force Base; John McCleary and Thede Tobish, Municipality of
Anchorage; Aaron Poe, USDA Forest Service, Dan Bosch, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
(Sport Fish), Jeff Hughes, Rick Sinnott, Jessy Coltrane, Colleen Matt, and Cindi Loker, Alaska
Department of Fish and Game (Wildlife). Doug O’Harra, Anchorage Daily News, and Bill
Sherwonit also attended.
In addition Bruce Seppi, Bureau of Land Management, and Captain Audie Holloway,
Anchorage Police Department, have agreed to be members of the ABC; however, they were not
able to attend this meeting.
To discuss implementation of stakeholder recommendations; continue to identify issues
and problems; prioritize issues to be addressed by ABC; discuss how to address issues; and
clarify ABC’s role at the Alaska Bear Forum.
Welcome and introductions
Colleen welcomed everyone and discussed the meeting purpose and agenda. The group
introduced themselves. The written summary of the March 14 meeting was approved with no
changes. Colleen showed members the bumper stickers produced for distribution at the Great
Alaska Sportmens’ Show, the Alaska Bear Forum, and other, upcoming venues, and she invited
members to pick them up at Fish and Game.
Jeff passed around copies of a draft charter. The charter specifies the ABC’s role in
implementing issues and solutions raised by the Living With Wildlife plan, plus any other issues
or solutions the ABC considers important, and sets a timeline. After 18 months the group will
review progress to date and determine if and when additional work is needed. Members should
review the draft charter and suggest revisions. The charter will be discussed and adopted at the
Implementation status for stakeholder recommendations
Rick reviewed F