This Year 10 report presents the 10th year of data for the Nuiqsut Caribou Monitoring Project based on research conducted by Stephen R. Braund & Associates (SRB&A) under contract to ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. (COP). In addition, this report provides a synthesis of the 10 years of the monitoring study in addition to a discussion of changes in caribou hunting activities over time. The purpose of the Nuiqsut Caribou Monitoring Project is to document impacts of CD4 and other COP satellite developments on Nuiqsut residents’ caribou hunting activities. The monitoring project is an ongoing, multi-year program meant to measure impacts and changes over time. The intent of the project is to assemble data on impacts on caribou subsistence uses in order to work toward a common understanding of these impacts by the community of Nuiqsut, industry, and government oversight agencies.
Nuiqsut_Caribou_Subsistence_Monitoring_Report_Y10.pdf (36.2 MB)