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NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENTBoard: Natural Resources Conservation and Development Board
Board identification number: 097
Department: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Authority: AS 41.10.040
Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required
Prohibitions: Members must be bona fide users of land selected from the five major land areas of the state.
Term: 3 years
Description: The board consists of 6 members, 5 of which are appointed by Governor: resident bona fide users of land (producers of renewable resources) selected from the five major land areas of the state: Arctic and northwest AK, Yukon and Tanana Valleys, southwest AK and Kenai Peninsula, southcentral AK, and southeast AK. In addition, the Commissioner of Natural Resources or, in Commissioner's absence, the Director of the Division of Agriculture, serves ex-officio but without a vote.
Function: The board meets and advises commissioner in the exercise of powers, duties, functions of the commissioner. The board also receives and reviews reports regarding the use of soil resources and holds public hearings and meetings to determine if land is being used in a manner consistent with sound soil and water conservation practices. Additionally, the board recommends action to provide for the effective and orderly development of agricultural, forest, and grazing land. The board also reviews appeals by an applicant/lessee from decisions of directors of other Dept. of Natural Resources divisions regarding a sale/lease of agricultural/grazing land and submits recommendations to the commissioner/hearing officer. The board serves in advisory capacity to the soil and water conservation districts. The board also advises the Commissioner of Natural Resources and Director of Div. of Agriculture in review of farm conservation plans for all agricultural land sales in the Alaska District. Additionally, the board represents state of Alaska in local, federal, and state soil and water conservation programs for sound resource development and conservation of resources. The board also serves as the Alaska District Soil & Conservation Board.
Chair: No provision.
Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem.
Meetings: 1 regular meeting annually at state capital; approximately 4 times per year (usually quarterly) plus special meetings.
For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Ms. Shana Joy
AK Natural Resources Conservation & Dev. Board
701 W. 8th Avenue, Suite 400
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-5007, FAX: (907) 269-5605