Table 2. Caribou movement zones and habitat types within each zone.

Zone Name Habitat / topography by subzone Community Near Far
1 Coastal plain of ANWR lowlands & open tundra 1.1, 1.3, 1.6 Kaktovik 1.1 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
higher elevation tundra 1.2, 1.4, 1.5
2 Brooks Range mountain, alpine tundra        
3 Yukon North Slope lowlands, open tundra 3.1, 3.2      
mountain, alpine tundra 3.3      
4 Southern Brooks foothills & Chandalar Basin mixed tundra / dwarf scrub 4.1 -- 4.4 Arctic Village 4.1 4.2
5 Porcupine River Basin mixture of forest, scrub, wetlands (Crow Flats, 5.2) 5.1 -- 5.7 Old Crow 5.1 5.2 -- 5.5
6 Richardson Mountains alpine tundra 6.1 -- 6.5 Aklavik 6.1 6.2, 6.3
7 Yukon Flats lowland forest & lakes 7.1 -- 7.4 Venetie 7.1 7.2
8 North Ogilvie Mountains mountain, alpine tundra 8.1, 8.2      
9 Dempster Highway Eagle Plains 9.1 Fort McPherson 6.5, 9.1 9.2, 9.3
tundra, scrub 9.2, 9.3
10 Peel River Plateau mixed tundra / dwarf scrub        
11 Ogilvie Mountains alpine tundra        
12 MacKenzie Mountains alpine tundra        
13 West of ANWR coastal lowlands through foothill tundra        
Near areas are generally accessible for hunting on day trips from the community, while hunting in far areas requires at least one overnight stay on the land, from Kofinas and Braund (1998).