Estimates of Subsistence Harvest for Villages on the North Slope of Alaska

The North Slope Borough has made a commitment to develop information about the region’s subsistence harvest and to share some of this information with the public, state and federal government and private industry.

Most recently the North Slope Borough has released the Qaaktugvik (Kaktovik) Subsistence Harvest Report (2007-2012) as part of the NSB Subsistence harvest Documentation Project. The report is available below.

Prior NSB subsistence reports include:

In 1993, the North Slope Borough (NSB) conducted a census to gather population and demographic data as well as subsistence harvest information (for 1992) in the villages of Anaktuvuk Pass, Atqasuk, Barrow, Kaktovik, Nuiqsut, Point Lay, Point Hope, and Wainwright. The report for this study provided below presents the results of the subsistence harvest portion of the survey, including estimates of participation in harvest activities and the total amount harvested of a wide variety of species for each village.

The Subsistence Harvest Documentation Project was initiated in 1994 and the North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management collected information on subsistence activities in the eight villages on Alaska‘s North Slope. A project report was produced for 1994-2003 and includes results which were not previously reported including: (a) the estimated harvest of all resources utilized, (b) seasonal intensity of the harvest, and (c) sharing of harvested resources.

The Subsistence Harvest Documentation Project produced four earlier reports for Anaktuvuk Pass, Atqasuk, Nuiqsut and Kaktovik. The report for initial Kaktovik is provided along with the recent update.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
ISO Topics society
Primary Contact Qaiyaan Harcharek (
Other Contacts Taqulik Hepa (Email:
Primary Organization North Slope Borough
Other Organizations Stephen R. Braund and Associates, US Bureau of Land Management
Organization Types Federal, Industry and Consultants, Local
Geo-keywords North Slope
Start Date 1994-01-01
Created February 23, 2016, 01:53 (AKST)
Last Updated September 28, 2022, 11:56 (AKDT)