(Released: February 05, 2018)

Division of Sport Fish
Tom Brookover, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Sam Cotten, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Contact: Brian Marston, Area Management Biologist
(907) 262-9368

Public Meeting on the Removal of Invasive Northern Pike and Rehabilitation of Tote Road Lakes Near Soldotna

(Soldotna) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) invites you to attend a public meeting about a proposed project to remove invasive northern pike from a cluster of lakes in the Tote Road area South of Soldotna. The ADF&G project biologist, the area sport fishery manager, and the area research supervisor will be in attendance. Informative presentations and information exploring the possibilities and past practices of removing northern pike will be provided. This information will be similar to that shared during the first public meeting held in December 2017.

Where: The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center located near mile 1.0 Ski Hill Road, Soldotna, Alaska.

When: Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

What: Learn details on ADF&G’s proposal to remove invasive northern pike from lakes in the Tote Road area including plans to stock wild native fish following the removal. This meeting will also provide you an opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions. Your thoughts and ideas are important and will be considered as project planning is refined.

For more information, please contact the ADF&G Soldotna office at (907) 262-9368, or contact Soldotna Area Sport Fish Manager; Brian Marston via email brian.marston@alaska.gov; Assistant Area Sport Fish Manager; Jason Pawluk via email jason.pawluk@alaska.gov, or Tote Road Lakes Project Leader; Robert Massengill via email robert.massengill@alaska.gov.