An Ambler Road would slice caribou habitat

Hunters and other lovers of caribou — Native and non-Native — have begun asking how many strips of gravel we can scrawl across the broad face of northern Alaska before the great herds will lose their way.

“We’ve got to be very careful how we protect our caribou,” said Charles Saccheus, who represents the communities of Elim, Golovin and White Mountain on the Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group. “We’re talking about the road to Ambler mining versus our caribou, the food we put on our table.”

Full story by Charles Wohlforth