Herd Management

Cooperative Management Plan


WACH Cooperative Management Plan, Revised December 2011

The Working Group’s Western Arctic Caribou Herd Cooperative Management Plan provides guidelines for agencies and researchers to follow when working with Western Arctic Herd caribou. The plan is built on group consensus and is focused on recommendations to maintain the health of the herd, the surrounding ecosystem, and uses for people now and in the future.

The Management Plan was first drafted and adopted in 2003. It was revised and updated in 2011. In December 2015, the Working Group revised Table 1 (p. 17) of the plan. In June 2016, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game updated Figure 7 (p. 13) to include population census results from 2013 and 2015.

Click on the links below to view pdf versions of the 2011 plan, and updates to Figure 7 and Table 1.



Updated Figure 7 (p. 13), Herd Population Graph pdf



Revised Table 1 (p. 17), Herd Management Levels pdf