Webinar – Documenting Local Knowledge of Changing Wildlife Habitats and Adaptive Considerations of Large Land Mammal Hunters to the Effects of Climate Change in Alaska Game Management Units 9B-C, 17, 18, and 19A-C

Photo courtesy of James Van Lanen, ADF&G.

Webinar:Title: Documenting Local Knowledge of Changing Wildlife Habitats and Adaptive Considerations of Large Land Mammal Hunters to the Effects of Climate Change in Alaska Game Management Units 9B-C, 17, 18, and 19A-C

Presenter: James Van Lanen, Subsistence Resource Specialist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 6th; 12 -1 PM Alaska Time
Anchorage –FWS Regional Office, Science Applications Conference Room
Fairbanks –Federal Building, Refuges Conference Room

Webinar Access:
https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/j.php?MTID=mdcdc5d674be76d0c9bb58773baa05557
Meeting number: 743 408 766
Meeting password: wGWrgH*3

Phone:

Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-755-3168
Attendee access code: 402 119 14

Summary:

Participatory landscape mapping is an effective method for documenting geospatially specific local ecological knowledge of changing wildlife habitats and environmental conditions. This presentation will highlight results from a recent Western Alaska LCC-funded project focused on mapping local knowledge of caribou behavior dynamics in relation to ecological change in Alaska Game Management Units 9B-C, 17, 18, and 19A-C, over the course of five decades. The primary adaptive considerations of subsistence large land mammal hunters facing changing environmental conditions are access and prey-switching. Human-large-land-mammal-subsistence-system resilience depends on hunters being flexible in regards to access methods and targeted prey species and on resource managers flexibly adapting legal hunting seasons to times when local travel conditions are optimal.

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