Conservation of Migratory Birds in western Arctic Alaska

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 Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: North Slope Borough, AK

Project Sites

  • Prudhoe Bay (Not publicly accessible)
  • Teshekpuk Lake

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:

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

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Research In Progress 2002 2009
Vertebrate monitoring In Progress 2002 2009


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

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

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

Wildlife Conservation Society

Managing Organization

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

Contact Information

Steve Zack

General Information

Project #: 1793
Last Updated: January 17, 2011

Project Relations


North Slope Borough
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Information about our program on the WCS website

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