Cervids & bovids

Our 3 most widespread Southeast ungulates.

Our 3 most widespread Southeast ungulates.

We have 2 native antlered species (family Cervidae) in Southeast Alaska: Sitka black-tailed deer and moose. Elk were introduced in 1987 and are spreading rapidly through central and southern Southeast. Our only native horned species (family Bovidae) is mountain goat.

Southeast Alaskan cervids. Mature females, from top to bottom: moose, elk and deer. Scale in feet.

Southeast Alaskan cervids. Mature females, from top to bottom: moose, elk and deer. Scale in feet.

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Common Tracks Guide

Tracking has been a core activity in Discovery programs for years.  This pocket guide provides tracking tips for common mammals and birds of Southeast, helping students, teachers, and budding naturalists read the signs of non-human inhabitants in the landscape.

 

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Wildlife “Out the Road”

This is a report from Richard Carstensen  to the Southeast Alaska Land Trust on habitats and wildlife use of glacially-rebounding valleys from 25 to 28-mile Glacier Highway in Juneau. They call this area “risen valleys,” and in the report you can trace animal use and habitat descriptions for this remarkable portion of Southeast Alaska. This report contains extensive habitat descriptions, photographs, and animal descriptions.

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Winter 2006 Newsletter, Sitka deer: Thoughts and field notes

In the Winter 2006 newsletter you’ll find an essay from Richard Carstensen on his connection to Sitka Black Tailed Deer.  You’ll also find sketches from Kathy Hocker’s field notebook, and discovery news.

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