RRP News & Events

August 2016

Our 2016 calves have names!
Some of our 2016 calves are due to be transferred so we did not name them.
Click here to see the 2016 calf names .

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

2016 Calf Watch
The reindeer program has a bunch of expectant reindeer cows! April & May are the months when most of the newborns arrive. Click on the Calf watch link to see if we have any newborn calves to announce!

We generally give the mother and calf 12-24 hours to form a strong bond before we tag and weigh the newborn. If we process the calf too soon, we risk the cow abandoning her calf. If we wait too long, the calf becomes extremely mobile and it could be stressful catching it to tag and weigh. Once a calf is tagged, its information is entered into our database & the calf watch list is be updated. Calves will be named later in the summer by selecting names from this list. To add your name suggestions click here.

The first RRP calf of 2016!
The Reindeer Research Program's first calf of 2016 was born on April 5th. Read about it in SNRE Science and News.

March 2016

Greg attended ROBA Meeting March 10th-12th.
Greg attended the ROBA annual membership meeting in Lawrenceburg Indiana from March 10th-March 12th.

February 2016

January 2016

Greg is in Anchorage the week of January 11th
Greg is in Anchorage learning about BLM vegetation monitoring.

George gave a presentation at the Fairbanks Rotary Club.
George Aguiar gave a presentation about the Reindeer Research Program and its mission to the Fairbanks Rotary Club on January 5th.

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

The Reindeer Research Program is now on Facebook!
Thanks to Jennifer, we have finally joined the social media world.
Click Here to go to our Facebook page.

September 2015

2015 Calves have now been named!
All the names were chosen from a list of names submitted to our website during 2015. There were over 300 names submitted this year. Here is the full list of names for this years calves.

Greg Attends ROBA 2015 Western Regional Meeting
Greg attended the Reindeer Owners and Breeders Association (ROBA) 2015 Western Regional Meeting in Springville, Utah on September 5th & 6th.

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

Members of the Reindeer Research Program and 2 Interns from California in Nome for field work. Erin and Haley attended a handling at St. Michael. Greg, Erin, Haley and Devyn worked on exclosure sites.

May 2015

April 2015

2015 Calf Watch
The reindeer program has a bunch of expectant reindeer cows! April & May are the months when most of the newborns arrive. Click on the Calf watch link to see if we have any newborn calves to announce!

We generally give the mother and calf 12-24 hours to form a strong bond before we tag and weigh the newborn. If we process the calf too soon, we risk the cow abandoning her calf. If we wait too long, the calf becomes extremely mobile and it could be stressful catching it to tag and weigh. Once a calf is tagged, its information is entered into our database & the calf watch list is be updated. Calves will be named later in the summer by selecting names from this list. To add your name suggestions click here.

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

The RRP crew gave a virtual reindeer farm tour to a North Carolina elementary school class.
Read all about it on SNRE Science & News.

Growing reindeer and a future in agriculture article by Nancy Tarnai.
A Fairbanks 4H'er is raising a reindeer for her 4h project. Read about it in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner.

November 2014

October 2014

2014 Reindeer calves finally all have names!
Read about the names & the process of naming calves here on the SNRE Science & News Blog.

September 2014

August 2014

UAF explores range management opportunities with Cal Poly.
SNRE'S blog has a article about the Reindeer Research Program exploring a partnership with California Polytechnic Institute. Read it here!

Reindeer Youth Development Camp
The Reindeer Research Program is offering a reindeer youth development camp for a selected group of possible future reindeer herders. Read more about it on The SNRE Blog. Another article about the camp while it was in progress is here on the August 12 posting on the SNRE Blog.

July 2014

Reindeer Research Program Summer Intern
SNRE'S blog has a story about Elaina Cromer who is doing a summer internship with the RRP. Read it here!

June 2014

Summer Reindeer Handlings
The RRP sent people to St Lawrence Island to attend one of their reindeer handlings and collect herd data and blood samples for brucellosis monitoring on June 26 2014. On June 30 2014 another group of RRP personnel attended a reindeer handling in Wales Alaska, collecting herd data and assisting in treatments for parasites.

May 2014

April 2014

2014 Calf Watch
The reindeer program has a bunch of expectant reindeer cows! April & May are the months when most of the newborns arrive. Click on the Calf watch link to see if we have any newborn calves to announce!

We generally give the mother and calf 12-24 hours to form a strong bond before we tag and weigh the newborn. If we process the calf too soon, we risk the cow abandoning her calf. If we wait too long, the calf becomes extremely mobile and it could be stressful catching it to tag and weigh. Once a calf is tagged, its information is entered into our database & the calf watch list is be updated. Calves will be named later in the summer by selecting names from this list. To add your name suggestions click here.

March 2014

Greg and Erin attended the Reindeer Owners and Breeders Association Annual Membership Meeting in Johnstown, New York March 13th-March 16th.

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

Our 2013 Calves have been named!
Names where picked from those submitted to our calf naming page here . To read more about the names & the naming process click here to go to the SNRAS blog.

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

RRP Seward Peninsula fieldwork.
The RRP summer Seward Peninsula field season kicked off with RRP personel attending reindeer handlings at Stebbins and Wales, and on St. Lawrence Island. Work on building & monitoring exclosures for 2013 also started and will continue throughout the summer.

RRP AFES Farm Summer Projects.
The RRP got some outside assistance from a returning intern from Califorinia Polytechnic State University and a pair of Wisconisin fencing experts for a couple of projects down at the AFES farm. Read about both projecs on The SNRAS blog

May 2013

April 2013

2013 Calf Watch
The reindeer program has a bunch of expectant reindeer cows! April & May are the months when most of the newborns arrive. Click on the Calf watch link to see if we have any newborn calves to announce!

We generally give the mother and calf 12-24 hours to form a strong bond before we tag and weigh the newborn. If we process the calf too soon, we risk the cow abandoning her calf. If we wait too long, the calf becomes extremely mobile and it could be stressful catching it to tag and weigh. Once a calf is tagged, its information is entered into our database & the calf watch list is be updated. Calves will be named later in the summer by selecting names from this list. To add your name suggestions click here.

Fairbanks News Miner films calf birth.
A reporter for the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer filmed one of our calves being born on Saturday April 13th between 9:30 and 10:30 am. There were two of us reindeer crew also watching the birth via a webcam we use to monitor for events such as this.

March 2013

Greg and Darrell Attend Reindeer Owners & Breeders Association Annual Meeting
Greg and Darrell Attended The Annual ROBA Membership Meetting held in Lawrence Burgh Indiana March 13-17.

Greg in Nome for WAISC & to teach HLRM course
Greg was in Nome March 19th-28th to attend Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference & also to teach High Latitude Range Management Course.

February 2013

Greg Attending Society For Range Managment Annual Meeting
Greg is traveling to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to attend the Society for Range Management's annual meeting being held February 2-8.

January 2013

Greg gives a talk "Reindeer: Food security & higher quality of life for Alaskans"
January 30th at UAF Schaible Auditorium.

Reindeer Herders from Stebbins and St. Michael Attend Meat Production Workshop. Reindeer herders from Stebbins and St. Michael attended a meat production workshop at UAF. Read more about it here on the SNRAS blog.

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