Movement patterns of the porcupine caribou herd in relation to oil development

by Kenneth R. Whitten

Publisher: Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation in Juneau

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Statementby Kenneth R. Whitten.
SeriesFederal aid in wildlife restoration research progress report
ContributionsAlaska. Division of Wildlife Conservation.
LC ClassificationsQL737.U55 W49 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationi, 18 p. ;
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1989773M
LC Control Number90622526

The boreal woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), also known as woodland caribou, boreal forest caribou and forest-dwelling caribou, is a North American subspecies of the reindeer (or the caribou in North America) with the vast majority of animals in the Porcupine caribou and barren-ground caribou, boreal woodland caribou are primarily, but not always, Mammalia. Sep 13,  · Since , the herd has declined at % per year to a low of animals in The Porcupine Caribou Herd appears to be more sensitive to the effects of climate change than other large herds. The ecosystem defined by the range of the Porcupine Herd includes human communities, most of which depend on harvesting caribou for subsistence. Documentation of the natural range of variation in ecological, life history, and physiological characteristics of caribou (Rangifer tarandus) of the Porcupine caribou herd is a necessary base for detecting or predicting any potential effects of industrial development on the performance (e.g., distribution, demography, weight-gain of individuals) of the by: Being Caribou is a documentary film that chronicles the travels of husband and wife Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison following the migration of the Porcupine caribou Herd, in order to explore the Arctic Refuge drilling journey lasted 5 months, starting from the community of Old Crow, Yukon on April 8, and ending September 8, Music by: Dennis Burke.

Old Crow,Yukon, to join the Porcupine Caribou Herd on their epic life journey. For 5 months the Canadians migrated on foot with the ,member herd from wintering to calving grounds in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and back again — km across snow and tundra. The porcupine caribou or Grant's caribou (Rangifer tarandus granti) is a subspecies of the are found in Alaska and parts of resembles the subspecies, barren-ground caribou (R. t. groenlandicus), and is sometimes included in it.. Migratory caribou herds are named after their birthing grounds. In this case it is the Porcupine River, which runs through a large part of the. A filmmaker and biologist follow the Porcupine Caribou Herd from central Yukon to the herd's calving grounds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. From Bullfrog Films, the leading source of DVDs & videos about the environment, ecology, sustainable development, globalization, indigenous peoples, cultural diversity, and performing arts, music and dance. Many caribou (Rangifer tarandus) populations are declining worldwide in part due to disturbance from human to human development, important areas of habitat should be identified to help managers minimize adverse effects. Resource selection functions can help identify these areas by providing a link between space use and landscape by:

A Troubling Decline in the Caribou Herds of the Arctic Across the Far North, populations of caribou — an indispensable source of food and clothing for indigenous people — are in steep decline. Scientists point to rising temperatures and a resource-development boom as the prime culprits. Agreement Belween the Government of Canada and the Government of The United States of America on the Conservation of the Porcupine Caribou Herd Signed, July 17, range, used by the Porcupine Caribou Herd during the course of its long-term movement-patterns. Mission. The North Slope Borough is committed to having healthy communities, economically, spiritually and culturally. The Borough works with the tribes, cities, corporations, schools, and businesses to support a strong culture, encourage families and employees to choose a . List of "In the Spotlight" Features. Tracking Porcupine Caribou in the Arctic Wilderness. Scientists Dorothy Cooley and Martin Kienzler of the Porcupine Caribou Herd Satellite Collar Project based in Yukon, Canada share the exciting job of capturing, collaring, and tracking the Porcupine Caribou herd in order to understand their migration patterns, population dynamics, and use of the land.

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Movement Patterns of the Porcupine Caribou Herd in. Relation to Oil Development. Kenneth R. Whitten Steven G. Fancy. Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Research Final Report. Grant W Study If using information from this report, please credit author(s) and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Movement Patterns of the Porcupine Caribou Herd in Relation to Oil Development Kenneth R. Whitten Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Research Progress Report Grant W Study This is a progress report on continuing research.

Information may be refined at a later date. The primary movement patterns of caribou appear to be governed by the seasonal energy demands of the species. Dietary requirements are greatest in spring and summer, when caribou must fulfill the demands of calving, lactation, antler development and molt (Klein, ).

Movement patterns. By Julythe Porcupine herd had reached a record high of abouttoanimals. Sixteen years earlier, in the same herd was only half as large. While other barren-ground caribou herds have declined by 90%, the Porcupine herd has remained relatively Cervidae.

herd was less than half of the size it was in (22, caribou). The population objective for CAH is 28, Welcome to t. he Central Arctic Caribou Herd News. Since the official opening of the Dalton Highway to public traffic in.

the Central Arctic caribou herd (CAH) has been an important. This may be due in part to the difficulty of characterizing movement patterns of large groups of animals, while acknowledging the temporal variability in these movements.

For the CAH, previous research was mostly concerned with understanding the effects of oil development on local movements and habitat by: The Porcupine Caribou herd is one of the largest migratory barren ground caribou herds in North America. The herd has gone up and down in size over time, but it has always been an important part of the ecology of the Western Arctic.

In order to try to understand the herd better, researchers monitor for changes in the herd’s size and composition. significant damage to the Porcupine Caribou Herd or its habitat for which there is responsibility, if any, under international law; or.

significant disruption of migration or other important behavior patterns of the Porcupine Caribou Herd that would significantly lessen the ability of.

Aug 28,  · THE LAST REFUGE / Caribou migration, drilling plan symbolic of battle between oil and environment. Zachary Coile, Chronicle Staff Writer. Published am PDT, Sunday, August 28, CARIBOU AND OIL DEVELOPMENT ON THE NORTH SLOPE By Kenneth R.

Whitten Retired research biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game (Note: This testimony does not reflect an official ADF&G position) Each caribou herd has its own, discrete calving area. Other seasonal habitats for caribou. biology. STUDY. Flashcards. Learn. Write. Spell.

Test. PLAY. Match. Gravity. Created by. JaceyHenderson. Terms in this set (21) Immigration. The movement of a single caribou into a herd is an example of. Logistic. What pattern of growth will a population with limited resources show.

After a fire or a flood the development of an ecosystem in. Partial Bibliography of Scientific Publications. General Arctic Refuge Overview D.

E., D. van de Wetering, R. White, and K. Gerhart. Oil and the Porcupine caribou herd-can we quantify the impacts. R., and R. Cameron. Movements of collared caribou, Rangifer tarandus, in relation to petroleum development on the. West-turning caribou probably are western Arctic Herd animals.

Major Canadian migration routes are not shown. Fort Yukon. Hemming () cites a resident of Anaktuvuk Pass, in the central Brooks Range, as saying caribou migrating through this pass turned eastward (i.e., to the calving grounds of the Porcupine Herd) from about Central Arctic Caribou Herd As its name suggests, the Central Arctic Caribou herd roams the central region of northern Alaska.

Smaller than the Porcupine Caribou herd, which travels throughout the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Central Arctic herd was estimated at 70, in and has since declined to 22, in Jun 09,  · As the U.S.

resumes its debate over whether to drill for oil at the calving grounds of the Porcupine caribou herd on Alaska’s north coast, photographer Peter Mather shares some shots and personal experiences with the herd and the Gwich’in, whose culture is tied to Peter Mather.

Jan 05,  · Fairbanks Daily News-Miner editorial. News that the Porcupine Caribou Herd is on a strong rebound is, without question, good to hear. And what. The Central Arctic caribou herd, which spends June and July in and around oil fields in the Prudhoe Bay region, has increased since the inception of oil field development and has demographics.

We tested hypotheses of animal movement and their implications by (1) estimating seasonal movement probabilities of Porcupine Caribou relative to key climate-related environmental conditions, (2) testing for statistically significant differences in these probabilities, (3) simulating retrospectively the sequential seasonal movements and the Cited by: works Search for books with subject Environmental aspects of Petroleum industry and trade.

Mar 17,  · A rare and unique glimpse of the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrating south for the winter. Shot in the summer of while on assignment in Vuntut National Park ©Siddall. Mar 21,  · ·Fresh off a nine-city tour in Spring for his book, Walking the Big Wild, the author will tour in Fall for this new book and a film by the same name.

In April newlyweds Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison embarked on a five-month research journey to migrate more than 2, miles with a herd ofPorcupine anwalt-sbg.coms: Couple Measure Caribou's Sensitivity to Development HUSBAND-AND-WIFE adventurers Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison set off from the remote village of Old Crow, Yukon, last April on a bold mission.

Over the next five months, the couple followed the annual migration of the ,strong Porcupine CARIBOU herd from its winter range in central. The Porcupine caribou herd has a record high number of animals.

That's according to a photocensus compiled last summer by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Apr 23,  · “Canada supports the continued conservation of the Porcupine caribou herd’s habitat, including in the Arctic refuge, and opposes opening this area to resource development,” said Global.

Northern Alaska Oil Fields and Caribou. Although there are data supporting changes in some caribou movement and behavioral patterns in response to development, to extend these data to. development distribution and movement patterns of TCH caribou to distribution and movement patterns during and after yet little has been published about this herd.

Furthermore, oil and gas development is planned for por- Distribution and Movements of the Teshekpuk Caribou Herd – Prior to Oil and Gas Development.

Oil and the Caribou People in relation to the herd. The Porcupine Herd, with approximatelyto the herd and its migration patterns. The herd continues to do well in this habitat.

The Gwich’in, in turn, have survived as a people, though not without considerable hardship. Imagine if the caribou were never to come at all. The Gwich’in call the coastal plain “Iizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit” (The Sacred Place Where Life Begins), yet it remains vulnerable to development and has been proposed for oil drilling.

The Porcupine caribou herd consists of of aboutanimals. Jan 05,  · The Porcupine caribou herd has reached record numbers, according to a new survey by the Yukon government and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The new population estimate puts the herd at betweenandanimals with 95 per cent certainty.

As snowcover recedes from the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska each spring, thousands of Porcupine Caribou arrive to graze on new plant growth and calve the next generation of this herd that is the ecological and cultural backbone of the region.

Following ancient trails through the Brooks, Ogilvie and Richardson mountain ranges on both sides of the Alaska/Yukon. Distribution and productivity of the central Arctic caribou herd in relation to petroleum development: Case history studies with a nutritional perspective [Raymond D .Nov 19,  · Porcupine Herd cows and new calves migrating back to a Guided Trip Porcupine Caribou Herd Migration-June David W.

.Monitoring the status of the Porcupine Caribou Herd Background The Porcupine Caribou Herd is a population of barren ground caribou that ranges across northeastern Alaska, Yukon, and northwestern Northwest Territories, providing an important source of sustenance for .