BLM Summer Fieldwork Mammal Report

Metadata Updated: October 10, 2019

Through the support of the Bureau of Land Management, the UAM Mammal Collection was able to survey some extremely remote and inaccessible areas of lower Alaska. Many of the areas surveyed in the summer of 2002 had not previously been inventoried. Some specimens collected in these areas filled distribution gaps or extended the knowledge of geographic range for certain species. Documented range extensions include: brown lemmings (Lemmus trimucronatus) were captured and documented for the first time in the high alpine of Southeast Alaska, collared lemmings (Dicrostonyx groenlandicus)found in the alpine tundra immediately east of Lake Illiamna; and singing voles (Microtus miurus), found in the alpine meadows northwest of Tyonek. There were two species that filled ditribution gaps, the tundra shrew (Sorex tundrensis) and meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius), both from the tundra around Bear Lake. During our collecting efforts, we found that spending a longer period of time on the ground in each survey location would enable us to greatly improve our survey results. The widest diversity of species and the most interesting species found came from locations where we spent the most time. It is likely that crews that camp on site would have the most success finding rare or interesting species.

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Metadata Created Date May 1, 2019
Metadata Updated Date October 10, 2019

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