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  • Judy Putera

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Resource Brief

Caribou occur in all 3 management units within the NPS Central Alaska Network, and are 1 of the 6 large mammal species in interior Alaska that are of great importance to these ecosystems and to people for both consumptive and non-consumptive uses. The objectives for the Chisana and Mentasta caribou herds monitoring program are to determine changes in abundance, distribution, and demographics, with a focus on estimating calf survival and recruitment.


Citation Year Type Access Holdings IRMA
National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Division. 2017. Caribou Monitoring Database: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. National Park Service. Fort Collins, CO (Internal) 2017 Relational Database Internal 1 Link to
Download 2010_Chisana_caribou_Census_Report_Final.pdf Hegel TT and Others. 2013. POPULATION ESTIMATE CHISANA CARIBOU HERD 2010. Yukon Fish and Wildlife Branch Report TR-13-07. Yukon Department of Environment. Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada 2013 Published Report Public 1 Link to
Download chisana-mgmt-plan-2012.pdf Chisana Caribou Herd Working Group. 2012. Management Plan for the Chisana Caribou Herd 2012 Plan Public 1 Link to
Download RB_ChisanaCaribou_Jun08.pdf Putera J. 2008. Chisana Caribou Herd Stable, Slightly Growing in 2007. National Park Service Central Alaska Inventory and Monitoring Network 2008 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to
Download 2005_Adams+Roffler_Chisana_Caribou_census.pdf Adams LG and Roffler GH. 2005 Chisana Caribou Census 2005 Unpublished Report Public 1 Link to
Download CAKN_Protocol_Development_Summary_Caribou_07202004.pdf National Park Service Central Alaska Inventory and Monitoring Network. 2004. Protocol Development Summary: Caribou –abundance, distribution, and demography. National Park Service Central Alaska Inventory and Monitoring Network 2004 Protocol Development Summary Public 1 Link to


Key words: alaska, barren-ground caribou, caribou, chisana, composition, mentasta, monitoring, mountain caribou, population, rangifer tarandus, st. elias, woodland caribou, wrangell

Subject Category:

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


  • Rangifer tarandus

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