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Caribou Maps


These maps are based on observations by Refuge biologists, and on the following sources:

Alaska Department of Fish and Game. 2002. Locations of satellite-collared caribou, Porcupine and Central Arctic Herds. Unpublished data. Fairbanks, Alaska.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game. 2004. Calving locations. Unpublished data. Fairbanks, Alaska.

Burkholder, B.L. and D. Watt. 1961. Progress report, Arctic National Wildlife Range. Unpublished report. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge files. Fairbanks, Alaska. 9pp. Cited in: Skoog, R.O., R.F. Batchelor, F.F. Jones, and R.L. Winters. 1963. Caribou inverstigations. Annual Proj. Seg. Rept., Fed. Aid in Wildl. Rest. Act. Proj. W-6-R-3, Work Plan C. AK Dept. Fish and Game. Juneau. 14pp.

Clough, N.K., Patton, P.C., and Christiansen, A.C., eds. 1987. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, coastal plain resource assessment - Report and recommendation to the Congress of the United States and final legislative environmental impact statement. U.S. Department of Interior, Washington D.C. 208pp.

Griffith, B., D.C. Douglas, N.E. Walsh, D.D. Young, T.R. McCabe, D.E. Russell, R.G. White, R.D. Cameron, and K.R. Whitten. 2002. The Porcupine caribou herd. Pages 8-37 in D.C. Douglas, P.E. Reynolds, and E.B. Rhode, editors. Arctic Refuge coastal plain terrestrial wildlife research summaries. U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Biological Science Report USGS/BRD/BSR-2002-0001.


cah and pch range map
Ranges of the Central Arctic and Porcupine caribou herds. Individual animals may move beyond these boundaries. (Porcupine caribou herd boundary as depicted in the International Agreement for the Conservation of the Porcupine caribou herd, 1987, and expanded in the Dawson area in 2007. Central Arctic herd boundaries from Alaska Department of Fish and Game.)


pch calving map
Satellite locations of Porcupine caribou herd animals in June and July, 1985-2000. These are calving and post-calving months for the caribou. This map includes caribou who moved outside their traditional range boundaries. (The red lines indicate roads and pipelines).


porcupine herd calving to 2005
Calving locations of radio-collared cow caribou within the Porcupine caribou herd during the years 1983 to 2005.


early pch calving areas
Historic calving areas of the Porcupine caribou herd. These data represent the years 1961, and 1972 to 2002. 

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 07, 2013
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