Natural Resources

Director Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the supervision of all other employees in the department, under the direction of the Mayor.
  • Provides guidance to Borough officials, employees and all other parties or consultants on the protection and management of natural resources within or affecting the Borough.
  • Works with local fishermen, seafood processors and other agencies to monitor and support the stewardship of the sustainable fisheries within the Borough.
  • Responsible for the acquisition, management and disposal of land and land interests in the Borough.

Assistant Director Responsibilities

  • Assisting the director in the study, investigation and monitoring of fish, wildlife and other natural resources within the Borough
  • Promotion of development, use and renewal of natural resources and maximizing benefits to the Borough and its residents.
  • Writing and managing grant for the benefit of the Borough’s natural resources as needed.

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