Caribou migration

The Porcupine Caribou herd in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain. (Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

One of the most spectacular biological events in the world is going on in Alaska right now, the migration of hundreds of thousands of caribou from their northern calving grounds to wintering areas to the south. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll learn how do they do it, and why, and what makes them change the routine sometimes, using new areas after many years on the same course.

Thanks for listening!


HOST: Charles Wohlforth


  • Segment 1: “Caribou migration”. Bruce Dale, Director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation for Fish and Game.
  • Segment 2: “Caribou and Arctic Village”. Bernadette Demientieff Executive Director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee.


BROADCAST: Thursday, September 20th, 2018. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, September 20th, 2018. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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