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Moose

Overview

Contacts:

  • Maggie MacCluskie
  • Sorum Mathew
  • Judy Putera

Park Units:

Resource Briefs

Moose surveys are conducted in each Network park unit every three years in late fall or early winter. Total abundance, density, and composition are calculated for each survey year. Composition classes include cow, calf, yearling bull, medium bull, and large bull. Surveys conducted in Yukon-Charley Rivers in the fall of 2012 show the population dropping back down from an above-normal increase in 2009 to near the long-term average of approximately 936 moose (+/- 195).Moose are of great importance to people from both consumptive and non-consumptive viewpoints, and to the ecosystem as a whole. From a monitoring standpoint, moose are considered to be good indicators of long-term habitat change within park ecosystems because they depend on large scale, healthy habitats for food and cover, which in turn are dependent on weather and other habitat patterns across the entire landscape. As a top herbivore, moose may play a key role in influencing vegetation growth and change potentially resulting in habitat change on a landscape scale. Changes in moose populations directly affect subsistence harvest on NPS park and preserve lands in Alaska, and harvest by the general public on NPS Preserve lands

Products

Citation Year Type Access Holdings IRMA
National Park Service, Central Alaska Inventory and Monitoring Network. 2017. Moose Monitoring Database: Central Alaska Network. National Park Service, Central Alaska Inventory and Monitoring Network. Fairbanks, AK. USA. (Internal) 2017 Relational Database Internal 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2248205
Sorum M. 2017. 2015 Central Alaska Network Moose Survey Dataset. National Park Service, Central Alaska Inventory and Monitoring Network. Fairbanks, AK. USA. (Internal) 2017 Relational Database Internal 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2248236
Download YuchMooseSurveyReport2012_nrss.pdf Burch J. 2013. Annual report on vital signs monitoring of moose (Alces alces) distribution and abundance in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Central Alaska Network: November 2012 survey report. Natural Resource Technical Report. NPS/CAKN/NRTR—2012/772. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado 2013 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2196835
Download RB_CAKN_Moose_July13.pdf National Park Service. 2013. Monitoring moose in the Central Alaska Network 2013 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2197387
Download CAKN_Mooseprotocols_nrss.pdf Burch J and Others. 2012. Moose monitoring protocol for the Central Alaska Network. Natural Resource Report. NPS/CAKN/NRR—2012/494. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado 2012 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2184019
Download YuchMooseSurveyReport2009.pdf Burch J. 2010. Annual report on vital signs monitoring of moose (Alces alces) distribution and abundance in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Central Alaska Network: November 2009 survey report. Natural Resource Technical Report. NPS/CAKN/NRTR—2010/331. Natural Resource Program Center. Fort Collins, Colorado 2010 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2124848
Download WRST_Moose_Survey_CAKN_2010.pdf Putera J. 2010. 2010 Aerial Moose Survey: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Copper Center, Alaska 2010 Unpublished Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2202698
Download DENA_MooseRpt08North.pdf Owen PA and Meier TJ. 2009. 2008 Aerial Moose Survey Denali National Park and Preserve. Denali Park, Alaska 2009 Unpublished Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2205129
Download RS_mooseYUCH_apr08.pdf 2008. SMALL BUT STABLE MOOSE POPULATION IN YUKON-CHARLEY RIVERS. National Park Service Central Alaska Inventory and Monitoring Network 2008 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2221086
Download Reid_2008_WRST_Moose_Survey_CAKN_2007.pdf Reid M. 2008. 2007 Aerial Moose Survey: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. Copper Center, Alaska 2008 Unpublished Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2195482
Download YuchMooseSurveyReport2006_2.pdf Burch J. 2006. 2006 AERIAL MOOSE SURVEY, YUKON-CHARLEY RIVERS NATIONAL PRESERVE, ALASKA. National Park Service Central Alaska Inventory and Monitoring Network. Fairbanks, AK 2006 Unpublished Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2221088
Download DENA_MOOSE_report_05.pdf Owen PA and Meier TJ. 2006. 2005 Aerial Moose Survey, Denali National Park and Preserve. Denali Park, AK 2006 Unpublished Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2197447
Burch J. 2003. 2003 aerial moose survey, Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve. US National Park Service (Internal) 2003 Unpublished Report Internal 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/581026
Burch J. 2000. 1999 aerial moose survey along the Yukon River corridor, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Alaska project report: November 1999. NPS/AR/NRTR-2002/40. US National Park Service, Alaska Region. Fairbanks, AK (Internal) 2000 Published Report Internal 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/177779
Burch J and Demma N. 1997. 1997 Aerial moose survey along the Yukon River corridor, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Project Report. Technical Report. NPS/AR/NRTR-98/33. US National Park Service. Fairbanks, AK (Internal) 1997 Published Report Internal 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/143219


Details

Key words: abundance, alaska, composition, density, monitoring, moose

Subject Category:

  • Ecological Framework: Biological Integrity | Focal Species or Communities | Mammals

Taxa:

  • Alces alces

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