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Type: Fact Sheet / Brief / Bulletin
Author(s): Randi R. Jandt; Kyle Joly
Publication Date: February 28, 2018

Caribou are one of the most charismatic and enigmatic animals of the high north-and the most important subsistence mammal in Alaska. Today most barren-ground caribou herds in North America are in decline, with some herds down >80% in 30 years prompting Canada to list the species as 'threatened' in 2016. A few Alaska herds are currently up in numbers, including the Fortymile and Porcupine herds.

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Citation: Jandt, Randi R.; Joly, Kyle. 2018. Fire, Lichens & Caribou: What Do We Know? AFSC Research Brief 2018-1. Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Fire Science Consortium. 2 p.

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  • caribou
  • lichen
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