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    Kobuk Valley

    National Park Alaska

Photo of the Month: Stampede

July 31, 2012 Posted by: Marci Johnson

Trammeled tundra above Kusitrin Lake

The lichens, forbs, and dwarf shrubs of the tundra above Kusitrin Lake in Bering Land Bridge National Preserve show heavy signs of trampling and grazing by caribou and reindeer.

If you like lichens, check out this Resource Brief on some of the surveys and monitoring conducted in the Western Arctic National Parklands.


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Did You Know?

Image of 10 caribou swim across a river with a background of mountains and trees just starting to gold in autumn.

Caribou have been hunted in the same spot at Onion Portage for the last 9000 years. This site in Kobuk Valley National Park is now a National Historic Landmark. Local area residents still hunt caribou here during the animals’ southward migration in the fall.