Document


Title

Progress Report: Seward Peninsula muskoxen habitat definition and inventory, 1992
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Randi R. Jandt
Publication Year: 1993

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • forage
  • habitat
  • muskoxen
  • Ovibos moschatus
  • Seward Peninsula
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Record Last Modified: December 3, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 5891

Description

A population census and the first stage of a muskox (Ovibos moschatus) habitat study was completed in 1992. Transects were established on a few sites where muskoxen were observed in late winter (early April) and were visited by helicopter in July. Ecosite, vegetation type and composition, slope and aspect were recorded on 500-m transects at 9 sites. A variety of different habitat types were utilized by muskox, although certain ecosites predominated in this small sample. No clear preference for a vegetation type could be determined, but muskoxen appear to select south-facing slopes.

Citation:
Jandt, Randi R. 1993. Progress Report: Seward Peninsula muskoxen habitat definition and inventory, 1992. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Kobuk District. Fairbanks, Alaska.