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Board: Natural Resources Conservation and Development Board

Board identification number: 097


Authority: AS 41.10.040

Status: Active

Sunset date:

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

Chair: No provision.

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.

Special facts: Legislative confirmation for members is required by statute but not permissible under the Constitution.

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:
David Schade
Division Director
Alaska Natural Resources Conservation & Development Board
701 W. 8th Avenue, Suite 400
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 745-7200
Fax: (907) 269-5605

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