High Latitude Range Management

High Latitude Range Management Certificate Program

The Northwest Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks is located in Nome, Alaska, on the Seward Peninsula some 600 miles northwest of Anchorage. Viable populations of reindeer, caribou, muskoxen and moose inhabit the wilderness surrounding Nome. Local people have a substantial traditional ecological knowledge base. However, there is a lack of training in land management particularly surrounding the different rules and regulations of various state/federal agencies and Native Corporations.  

The 30-credit High Latitude Range Management (HLRM) Certificate Program is designed to develop skills and knowledge important for development of reindeer herding enterprises.  Course instruction primary involves range management and reindeer husbandry but also includes topics such as logistics, business skills, report writing, meat production, and traditional arts and crafts.  A variety of teaching methods are used including traditional lectures, experiential methods, field trips and laboratory sessions. In addition, students have the option of pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree after earning their certificates.

 Contact Greg Finstad (907) 474-6055 glfinstad@alaska.edu


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