Caribou Surveys in the Colville River Delta Area, Northern Alaska (2018-2020); Caribou-Muskox (2001-2002)

This study investigated the distribution, abundance, and movements of Central Arctic Herd (CAH) and Teshekpuk Herd (TCH) caribou in 2019 in the Colville South survey area south of Nuiqsut, Alaska and east of the Colville River; this is a currently undeveloped area that is of interest for potential oil development.

Four aerial surveys were conducted by fixed-wing airplane in calving (early June), oestrid fly season (late July), late summer (late August), and fall (late September). The planned May survey could not be completed due to poor weather

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ISO Topics biota
Primary Contact CPAI Environmental Studies Coordinator (
Other Contacts Alexander K. Prichard (Email:, Joseph H. Welch (Email:
Primary Organization ABR, Inc.
Funding Organizations ConocoPhillips
Other Organizations ConocoPhillips
Organization Types Industry and Consultants
Geo-keywords North Slope
Created December 26, 2020, 05:14 (AKST)
Last Updated February 8, 2022, 11:21 (AKST)