Copper Valley, Of Famed Unit 13, To Have Local Representative On Board of Game

Karen Linnell Of The Copper Valley
Appointed By Governor Walker
To 7-Member Alaska Board Of Game

Karen (Charley) Linnell
COPPER VALLEY – Governor Bill Walker appointed Karen Linnell of Glennallen to serve on the Alaska Board of Game. Karen is a long-time resident of the Copper River basin.
A lifelong subsistence hunter and fisher, Karen Linnell has over a decade of experience working on fish and game management issues in her region. She is a current board member of Ahtna, Incorporated, the Executive Director of the Copper River-Ahtna Inter-Tribal Resource Conservation District, and Chair of the Wrangell-St. Elias Subsistence Resource Commission. Additionally, she has served on the Copper River Basin Fish and Game Advisory Committee for over eight years.
“Management of our state’s wildlife resources impacts thousands of Alaskans,” said Governor Walker. “Karen Linnell’s experience working in the Copper River basin has provided her with a deep understanding of the challenges and complexities in Alaska’s dual management system. Her background will prove to be an asset to the Board of Game and the State of Alaska.”
Governor Walker noted Ms. Linnell’s experience working on state, federal, and tribal boards gives her a unique perspective on issues related to wildlife management.
“It is important that any governing body understand different perspectives and how that relates to the work before them,” Governor Walker said. “Given her past work with many different interest groups, I am confident that Karen’s insights will be of great benefit and build on the sound dynamic of the existing Board.”
The Alaska Board of Game consists of seven members serving three-year terms. Members are appointed by the Governor and require confirmation by the Alaska Legislature.
--Official Alaska State Press Relese, November 9th, 2016

Previous local people on the Alaska Board of Game were: Nick Jackson of Gulkana, appointed by Governor Bill Sheffield in 1984 and Ken Johns of Copper Center, appointed by Governor Wally Hickel in 1992. 

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