BLM REA YKL 2011 Current summer range of caribou in the Yukon River Lowlands - Kuskokwim Mountains - Lime Hills

Metadata Updated: October 10, 2019

Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) are circumpolar in their distribution and occur in arctic tundra and boreal forest regions in North America and Eurasia . In Alaska, there are 31 recognized herds of which seven regularly occur within the YKL study area, including the Mulchatna, Farewell-Big River, Beaver Mountains, Sunshine Mountains, Wolf Mountain, Galena Mountain, and Western Arctic herd. Caribou are an important subsistence harvest species in Alaska and are managed by both state and federal entities. This dataset provides the most up-to-date spatial distribution of calving ranges for caribou (Rangifer tarandus) herds that occur within the YKL study area for the analysis of the Management Questions #5. Seasonal range maps for caribou were delineated based on descriptions from ADFG management reports, expert opinion (i.e. personal communication with area managers), existing paper maps (from Lem Butler, Mulchatna Caribou Herd; Alaska Habitat Management Guides 1986; Hinkes et al. 2005) or digital maps (e.g., Paragi 2009; Joly 2010 and 2012). When specific information on the distribution of calving grounds was lacking, the summer range was used instead. Caribou herd calving ranges were identified across the YKL study area. Caribou herd summer ranges were identified across the YKL study area. During summer, caribou are generally located in alpine or subalpine areas.

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Metadata Date December 20, 2017
Metadata Created Date October 10, 2019
Metadata Updated Date October 10, 2019
Reference Date(s) June 10, 2014 (publication)
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Metadata Date December 20, 2017
Metadata Created Date October 10, 2019
Metadata Updated Date October 10, 2019
Reference Date(s) June 10, 2014 (publication)
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