Georgetown Subsistence Harvest Documented in ADF&G ReportSeptember 18, 2013
This week, Georgetown Tribal Council received hard copies of ADF&G Technical Paper No. 379, entitled Subsistence Harvests in 6 Communities in the Lower and Central Kuskokwim River Drainage, 2010. The study and report were completed by ADF&G Division of Subsistence, and the report edited by Caroline L Brown, Hiroko Ikuta, David S. Koster, & James S. Magdanz. The study was conducted between 2009 and 2011, and the report was published in July 2013.
The report summarizes results of research conducted on subsistence harvest and use of wild foods in the following six communities along the Kuskokwim River: Akiak, Kwethluk, Oscarville, Tuluksak, Georgetown and Napaimute.
The report is several hundred pages long and is available in GTC's office. The full document can be downloaded here. Since it is such a big file, it may take several minutes to download.
I have scanned an excerpt from the chapter on Georgetown, and it can be found here. This is a copy of pages 81-84 of ADF&G Technical Report No. 379.
It's interesting to read the history of Georgetown, and view it alongside of current subsistence harvest trends. The information available for the other five communities is also worthwhile talking a look at for comparison. There are maps of subsistence harvest areas, charts documenting population profiles and history, and many other valuable pieces of information about the Kuskokwim region.
Stop by the office to borrow a copy of the full report; we also have some flyers documenting the 2012 Kuskokwim fisheries season and regional patterns for the harvest of salmon. I could send these out via regular mail if you are interested - we have about 15 copies.