Conservation of Migratory Birds in western Arctic Alaska

Project #: 1793  –   Updated: January 17, 2011

Project Summary

The goal of this project is to create changes in federal land management policy that will provide long-term conservation for the wildlife resources in the Teshekpuk Lake region of Alaska.

Location (by county):
North Slope Borough (AK)

Watersheds:

Congressional Districts:
AK District 00

Bird Conservation Regions:
Arctic Plains And Mountains

USFWS Regions:
Alaska Region

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Prudhoe Bay No
Teshekpuk Lake Yes

Full Project Description

The goal of this project is to create changes in federal land management policy that will provide long-term conservation for the wildlife resources in the Teshekpuk Lake region of Alaska.

Project Assistance & Partnership Opportunities

Equipment

field clothing donations. camera equipment other miscellaneous gear as needed.

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Conservation Mission

Primary goals:

Protect wildlife in key regions of Alaska's western Arctic by: 1. protecting key geographies from development 2. minimize wildlife impacts in human-disturbed regions
Progress:

research
monitoring
working with stakeholders

Consistent with plans:

Nature Conservancy Ecoregional Plan
Conservation Plan
State Wildlife Action Plan

Targeted habitats:

    • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats
      • Marshes, Bogs and Emergent Wetlands

Targeted species:

  • Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis
  • King Eider Somateria spectabilis
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
  • Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  • American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
  • Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  • Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  • Spectacled Eider Somateria fischeri
  • Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
  • Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
  • Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii
  • Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
  • Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
  • Arctic Fox Vulpes lagopus
  • Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
  • Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
  • Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
  • Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
  • Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
  • Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus

Actions

Project Actions
Vertebrate monitoring Show/Hide details

Assistance

Direct Funding
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) (Federal Government) Show/Hide details
Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg (Foundation) Show/Hide details
In-Kind Contribution

Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   Yes

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We follow up our research activities and publications by working with key stakeholders to implement sound conservation/mgt. practices.

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Organization

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Primary Contact

Steve Zack
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Partners

  • U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • North Slope Borough



Project Documents

Project Photos

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