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December 18, 2016

The Refuge – a movie about the Gwich’in people and the caribou they rely on

A beautifully crafted short film about the Gwich’in people, the caribou, and the threat that oil extraction would have on their home and traditional culture.

“For hundreds of generations, the Gwich’in people of Alaska and northern Canada have depended on the caribou that migrate through the Arctic Refuge. With their traditional culture now threatened by oil extraction and climate change, two Gwich’in women are continuing a decades-long fight to protect their land and future.” Watch the film here.

December 12, 2016

Central Arctic Caribou Herd Population Crashes

Fish and Game is warning hunters to expect a shorter season and lower bag limits next year, as the Central Arctic Caribou Herd population plummeted.

“Since it peaked in 2010 at 70,000 animals, the size of the Central Arctic herd has fallen 69 percent — to 50,000 in 2013 and 22,000 this year. The herd often calves in and around Prudhoe Bay.” Read the rest of the article here Central Arctic Heard Takes A Population Dive

November 8, 2016

Tracks Across the Tundra – a multimedia event

Friday, November 11 from 7-9 PM

Join us for a multimedia evening of travel, endurance and exploration as two Alaskan explorers, Luc Mehl and Kristin Gates, tell individual stories of packrafting, through-hiking and skiing across the Brooks Range. There will be a Q&A session after both presentations.
Admission is $10 at the door, $5 for students and military.
The Palace Saloon is located in the little village of historical cabins in Pioneer Park.