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Western Arctic Caribou Herd Calving Grounds

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Caribou are facing change in many forms.  Global warming brings with it increasing wildfires, decreasing lichens, expanding shrubs, melting permafrost, and other unknowns.  Industrial oil, gas and mineral development brings with it site construction, roads, pipelines, power lines, potential spills and contamination.  The warming climate is also causing a retreat of sea ice, which will open the Arctic to an even greater expansion of resource exploration and development.  These are all changes that may potentially impact the Western Arctic Caribou Herd, and any change that affect caribou also affects caribou hunters and all who value caribou. (Caribou Trails, issue 9 fall 2008 - News from the Western Arctic Caribou Herd Woking Group)

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Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group comment letter - NWAP



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