1 (explaining how development in ANWR could affect the porcupine caribou herd more significantly than Prudhoe Bay operations have affected the Central Arctic caribou herd).
Development Could Affect Porcupine Caribou Herd More Than Central Arctic Caribou b.
NANA also owns and operates the Arctic Caribou
The Western Arctic Caribou
Herd is an important resource for fifty subsistence-dependent communities in northern and interior Alaska.
Population dynamics of Alaska's Western Arctic Caribou
Currently the majority of the herds are not active because Western Arctic Caribou
Herd migration and departure have taken the reindeer with them off the ranges," she says.
It protects the calving area of the Western Arctic caribou
herd and by doing so the caribou have a chance to return to their calving and insect relief grounds," explains Roy Ashenfelter, a native Alaskan and chair of the Western Arctic Caribou
Herd Working Group--an interagency team that studies and works with the herd.
2-million-acre park plays host to three different herds of caribou, including the 450,000 animals of the Western Arctic Caribou
Herd, the state's largest.
The Arctic Saga evening features a dinner of Arctic caribou
flown in from Nunavut for the occasion.