Monitoring the Teshekpuk Caribou Herd

At least 5 North Slope villages hunt caribou (Rangifer tarandus) from the Teshekpuk Herd. Understanding the movements and distribution of this herd is important if we are to determine if oil and gas exploration and development will impact caribou and eventually how to mitigate potential impacts. The use of satellite transmitters provides a valuable tool for determining distribution and movements.

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ISO Topics biota
Primary Contact Brian Person (
Primary Organization North Slope Borough
Other Organizations Alaska Department of Fish and Game, US Bureau of Land Management
Organization Types Federal, Local, State
Geo-keywords Alaska, North Slope
Start Date 2006-01-11
Created February 23, 2016, 01:19 (AKST)
Last Updated September 28, 2022, 14:09 (AKDT)