Interagency Working Group Calls for Integrated Management and Planning for a Rapidly Changing Arctic


The inter agency working group chaired by Interior Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes released a report for an integrated management strategy for the  Arctic. The report highlights the need for a coordinated approach that uses the best available science to integrate cultural, environmental and economic factors in decision-making about development and conservation.  Many of the priorities of Alaska Federation Natives relate to specifically to the Arctic including full consultation with Alaska Natives on research priorities and a comprehensive development plan that includes Alaska Natives and incorporates traditional, ecological knowledge in Arctic research.

You can see the full press release from the Department of Interior including the report by clicking here and you can download AFN 2012 – 2013 priorities white paper.