Western Arctic Caribou Herd

A video shows satellite collar movements on 87 adult females between 1988 and 2006.

Publications: DAU, J. 2007. Western Arctic Herd caribou management report. Pages 174-231 in P. Harper, editor. Caribou management report of survey and inventory activities 1 July 2004-30 June 2006. Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Grants W-33-3 and W-33-4. Juneau, Alaska. 308 pp.

DAVIS, J.L., P. VALKENBERG AND S.J. HARBO. 1979. Refinement of the aerial photo-direct count-extrapolation caribou census technique. Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Grant W-17-11, Job 3.25R, Juneau, AK. 23pp.

DAVIS, J.L. AND P. VALKENBERG. 1985. Qualitative and quantitative aspects of natural mortality of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd. Final Report. Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Project W-17-11, W-21-2, W-22-1-3, Job 3.24R. 71 pp.

JOLY, K., P. BENTE AND J. DAU. 2007. Response of overwintering caribou to burned habitat in northwest Alaska. Arctic 60(4):401-410.

JOLY, Kyle, M. Jeannie Cole and Rand R. Jandt. 2008. Diet of overwintering caribou, Rangifer tarandus, track decadal changes in arctic tundra vegetation. Canadian Field Naturalist. Vol. 121; p 379-383.

JOLY, K., R.R. JANDT, C.R. MEYERS AND M.J. COLE. 2007. Changes in vegetative cover on Western Arctic Herd winter range from 1981 to 2005: potential effects of grazing and climate change. Rangifer Special Issue No. 17:199-207.

KELLEYHOUSE, R.A. 2001. Calving ground selection and fidelity: Teshekpuk Lake and Western Arctic Caribou Herds. MS thesis. University of Alaska, Fairbanks. 124pp.

SCHOEN, J.W. AND S.E. SENNER. 2002. Alaska's western Arctic: a summary and synthesis of resources. Audobon Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska. (Unpub. Report)

SUTHERLAND, R. 2005. Harvest estimates of the Western Arctic caribou herd, Alaska. Proc. 10th N. Am. Caribou Workshop, Girdwood, AK, USA 4-6 May 2004. Rangifer Special Issue No.16:177-184.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
ISO Topics biota
Primary Contact Sverre Pedersen (sverre.pedersen@alaska.gov)
Primary Organization Circumarctic Rangifer Monitoring and Assessment Network
Other Organizations Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna
Organization Types Non-Governmental
Geo-keywords Alaska, North Slope
Start Date 1988-01-01
Created February 23, 2016, 01:52 (AKST)
Last Updated December 30, 2022, 09:55 (AKST)