Photo of the Month: Stampede
July 31, 2012
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?
While hunting is not usually associated with national parks, local area residents are allowed to hunt and trap in Kobuk Valley National Park. The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act allows for continued subsistence harvest in this and all Alaska park units established in 1980.