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Western Arctic caribou herd studies

Davis, James L.

Western Arctic caribou herd studies

by Davis, James L.

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Published by State of Alaska, Dept. of Fish and Game Division of Game in Juneau .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Alaska.
    • Subjects:
    • Caribou -- Alaska.,
    • Mammal populations -- Alaska.,
    • Mammals -- Alaska.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby James L. Davis and Patrick Valkenburg.
      ContributionsValkenburg, Patrick, joint author., Alaska. Division of Game.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQL737.U55 D393
      The Physical Object
      Pagination100 p. in various pagings :
      Number of Pages100
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4068403M
      LC Control Number79621715

      The mile road would cross 20 miles of Gates of the Arctic National Preserve as well as nearly 3, rivers and streams. It would dam arctic tundra wetlands and cut through the north-south migration route of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd, posing a serious barrier to its 2,mile-long annual road risks pushing the caribou farther away from Alaska Native villages, whose. Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group PO Box Nome, AK POSTAL PATRON ECRWSS PRSRT-STD U.S. Postage PAID Anchorage Printing, Inc. POSTAL CUSTOMER Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) biologists are optimistic about the overall health of the Western Arctic caribou herd (WAH). After a sharp decline from almost , caribou in the.

        Dau studies the Western Arctic caribou herd, among the largest in the world at , strong, that ranges over an area about , square miles in northwestern Alaska.   The Western Arctic Herd (WAH) is the largest caribou herd in Alaska and one of the largest in the world. A herd of caribou is defined by the repeated use of discrete calving grounds. The WAH ranges over approximately , square miles (, km2) of northwestern Alaska. In spring, caribou travel north toward calving grounds.

        Joly also found caribou in the Western Arctic Herd traveled about miles round-trip on annual migrations when there were half a million animals in the group (around ). Now, with about half as many caribou, the herd travels only about miles each year. Only about a tenth of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd, Alaska's largest, uses the study area as its winter range, said study co-author Kyle Joly of the National Park Service.


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Western Arctic caribou herd studies by Davis, James L. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group (WG) includes subsistence users, other Alaskan hunters, reindeer herders, hunting guides, transporters and conservationists.

Agency staff, biologists and natural resource managers are advisory to the WG and provided information and support when needed or requested by the group.

The group meets once a year, with additional sub-committees meeting. Western Arctic Caribou. Hunt. Un-Guided Hunt Planner. hunts must book their Air Taxi Service ASAP to guarantee their hunt.

Inquire with 60 Inch Club for availabilty prior to booking. hunting this herd of overanimals. Image Gallery. Caribou Hunt The Western Arctic caribou herd is Alaska’s largest caribou herd.

The animals roam an area of aboutsquare miles that includes many landowners and management entities. Caribou availability and abundance has largely shaped the heritage and traditions of Native Alaskans living in some 40 subsistence-based communities region-wide. Alaska‘s largest caribou herd, the Western Arctic Herd (WAH), numbered aboutanimals as of Julyaccording to a census recently completed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G).

That’s down fromcaribou estimated in the census, and down from the peak ofanimals in   The Western Arctic herd alone accounts for 12 percent of all Arctic caribou remaining in North America. The National Park Service is conducting a separate limited review, as required by the Alaska National Interest and Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) which mandates that the agency permit a mining access road across Gates of the Arctic National.

The Western Arctic Caribou Herd is Alaska’s largest caribou herd, occupying the northwestern quarter of the state.

Presently an estima–20, Western Arctic caribou are killed each year for subsistence within the range of the herd. Nonresident and nonlocal hunters kill about 1, This “DO IT YOURSELF” (DIY) caribou hunt takes place in Western Alaska, home of the Western Artic Caribou. This caribou herd is the largest known herd in the state, it is said to be overand growing.

Specializing in DIY unguided caribou drop camps, this transporter will carefully preselect your campsite within or ahead the migration. Joly also found caribou in the Western Arctic Herd traveled about miles round-trip on annual migrations when there were half a million animals in the group, around A new study of one of Canada's largest caribou herds seems to confirm fears that, like other such herds in the western Arctic, its population is undergoing a steep and mysterious decline.

Suddenly we were embedded in the migration of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd. So close I could have reached out and touched their backs. Western Arctic Caribou Herd Increases After Years of Decline (Kotzebue) — After more than a decade of decline, Alaska's largest caribou herd is showing signs of growth.

Counts of the Western Arctic caribou herd completed recently from aerial photographs taken during last summer's photocensus talliedanimals, raising the total herd.

The Western Arctic caribou herd (WACH) in Alaska is the largest caribou herd in North America, occupying the northwestern part of the state. The size of the WACH reached a population apex of ∼, individuals inbut has declined to ∼, animals inwhich was likely due to varying climate conditions, population density.

The Western Arctic caribou herd is Alaska’s largest caribou herd, occupying the northwestern part of the state.

Sincean estima–15, Western Arctic caribou have been killed each year for subsistence within the range of the herd. The reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), also known as the caribou in North America, is a species of deer with circumpolar distribution, native to Arctic, sub-Arctic, tundra, boreal, and mountainous regions of northern Europe, Siberia, and North America.

This includes both sedentary and migratory populations. Rangifer herd size varies greatly in different geographic regions. Animals like sheefish, arctic char, and a variety of salmon rely on these rivers, as do marine mammals such as seals and beluga whales. Terrestrially, this project would fragment caribou herd migrations, threaten critical bird habitat, and put stress on moose populations along the Koyukuk, Kobuk, Wild, Alatna, and John Rivers.

The latest census result for the Western Arctic Caribou Herd iscaribou. That is a 27% decline from the last census ofanimals in Read the [ ] READ MORE. February 1, Check out the revised Management Plan. Latest News No comments. Every summer the Western Arctic Caribou Herd congregates in northern Alaska for one of the world’s most inspiring wildlife migrations.

By late June, the herd swells to nearlyanimals packed into a region called the Utukok Uplands in the far Northwestern corner of Alaska. The Western Arctic Caribou Herd (WAH) is the largest of 32 identified caribou herds in Alaska. People from more than 40 small communities within the range of the herd, and other groups across the state, all use and value the herd.

The WAH Cooperative Management Plan, revised inwas written by the Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group. The landscape is also home to the Western Arctic Caribou Herd with overcaribou, making it one of the largest stable populations of caribou in North America.

This herd travels up to 2, miles every year, the distance of Seattle, Washington to Miami, Florida. The Western Arctic Herd (WAH) is the largest caribou herd in Alaska and one of the largest in the world. A herd of caribou is defined by the repeated use of discrete calving grounds. The WAH ranges over approximatelysquare miles (, km2) of northwestern Alaska.

The Western Arctic Caribou Herd is the largest herd in the state and we can get you there! This was a early hunt in Unit 26 out of Bettles Alaska. Unit 23 float hunt. Joly also found caribou in the Western Arctic Herd traveled about miles round-trip on annual migrations when there were half a million animals in the group — around Every June, caribou from the Western Arctic Herd gather on the tundra north of the Brooks Range.

Under the midnight sun, the herd swells to nearlyanimals packed into a wild, beautiful, and remote region called the Western Arctic Reserve.