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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • Emergency Sheep Hunting Closure in Units 23 & 26(A)

    All sheep seasons in Game Management Units 23 and 26(A) for all resident and nonresident hunters are closed due to severe decline in sheep numbers in the contiguous populations of the De Long and Schwatka Mountains. More »

Published Research

Birds

Inventory of Montane-nesting Birds in the Arctic Network of National Parks, Alaska, 2005

Caribou

Linkages between large-scale climate patterns and the dynamics of Arctic caribou populations, 2011

Winter habitat selection by caribou in relation to lichen abundance, wildfires, grazing,and landscape characteristics in northwest Alaska, 2010

Decrease of lichens in Arctic ecosystems: the role of wildfire, caribou, reindeer,competition and climate in north-western Alaska, 2009

Dall's Sheep

Schmidt, J. H., K. L. Rattenbury, J. P. Lawler, and M. C. MacCluskie. 2012. Using distance sampling and hierarchical models to improve estimates of Dall's sheep abundance. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:317-327.

Rattenbury, K. L., and J. H. Schmidt. 2011. Dall's sheep in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska: 2010 survey report. Natural Resource Data Series NPS/GAAR/NRDS-2011/198. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Rattenbury, K. L., and J. P. Lawler. 2010. 2008 aerial Dall's sheep survey in the Itkillik Preserve, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/ARCN/NRTR-2010/409. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Rattenbury, K., J. Schmidt and L. Phillips. 2010. Monitoring Dall's sheep in Alaska's Arctic Parklands. Alaska Park Science. 9(1):20-22

Lawler, J.P. 2004. Demography and Home Ranges of Dall's Sheep in the Central Brooks Range, Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/AR /NRTR-2004/43. National Park Service. Anchorage, Alaska.

Brubaker, R. and K.Whitten. 1998. 1996 Dall Sheep (Ovis dalli dalli) Survey, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/AR/NRTR-98-35. Ft. Collins, CO.

Adams, L. G. 1988. Dall Sheep Survey, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska-1987. National Park Service Natural Resources Survey and Inventory Report AR-88/15. Anchorage, Alaska.

Singer, F.J. 1984. Aerial Dall sheep count, 1982, 1983 and 1984, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Survey and Inventory Report AR-84-2. National Park Service. Anchorage, AK.

Singer, F. J. 1984. Some Population Characteristics of Dall Sheep in Six Alaskan National Parks and Preserves. National Park Service. Unpublished Report. Anchorage, Alaska

Muskoxen
Distribution of Muskoxen Determined by Incidental Observations and Aerial Surveys, 1999 - 2002

Vegetation
Vascular Plant Inventory of Alaska National Parklands: Bering Land Bridge NP, Cape Krusenstern NM, Gates of the Arctic NPP, Kobuk valley NP, and Noatak NP, 2006

Exotic Plants in Alaska National Parks 2002 Field Season Report

Weather and Climate

Weather and Climate Inventory, National Park Service, Arctic Network, 2007

General Publications

Mammal Inventory of Alaska's National Parks and Preserves, 2006

History and route Descriptions of Rock Climbs in the Arrigetch Peaks, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska, 2003

Small Mammal Inventory of Alaska's National Parks and Preserves, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Preliminary Survey, 2002

Did You Know?

Chert projectile point

Chert is a fine-grained rock used by the prehistoric inhabitants of the Brooks Range to create tools like scrapers, knives and spear points. The Brooks Range contains one of the richest deposits of "tool quality" chert in the world.