Teshekpuk Lake is the largest lake in the Alaskan Arctic and the third largest lake in the state. The Teshekpuk Lake region provides important habitat to a wide variety of wildlife - including the Teshekpuk Caribou Herd, muskox, brown bear, polar bear, wolverine, wolves, arctic fox, red fox, shrews, lemmings, more than a dozen fish species, shorebirds in unusually high densities, snowy owls, jaegers, falcons, ravens, and migratory waterfowl. Given future sea-level rise projections, rapid migration of the Beaufort Sea coastline, climate change impacts to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and uncertain habitat and wildlife responses, as well as the potential for oil and gas development in the watershed, it is critical to gain a better understanding of this unique arctic ecosystem. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently awarded a grant to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for the development of the Teshekpuk Lake Observatory (TLO).
Teshekpuk Lake Region News
- Reconsidering oil and gas activities in the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area
- Alaska’s last vast wild place is open for drilling. Will the birds survive?
- Re-establishing an arctic research station at Teshekpuk Lake, Alaska
- Planning for 2019 NPR-A oil lease sale begins as feds pursue opening more Arctic land to drilling
- Watch the warming ocean devour Alaska’s coast in this striking time-lapse video
- Chunks of the Arctic Alaska coast are falling into the sea, but why?
- A rogue ice shelf covering the Arctic Ocean?