RRP News & Events

Greg Finstad Reindeer Research Endowment
Ron Disher of Waterville, Ohio and a member of the Reindeer Owners and Breeders Association (ROBA), is donating money for this endowment and challenging other ROBA members to make donations.
Read the details here (pdf file requires adobe acrobat reader).

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

Greg, George and Erin attending Conference on Sustainable Livestock Production in Alaska.
Greg, George and Erin will be in Anchorage October 13th and 14th to attend a conference on Sustainable Livestock Production in Alaska.

September 2011

Greg Attending 2011 AAAS Arctic Science Conference.
Greg will be in Dillingham AK September 22nd to September 24th to attend the 2011 AAAS Arctic Science Conference.

Our 2011 calves have been named!
Check out the new names here.
We generally wait until late summer or fall to finally name our calves with names submitted through our website. By that time we have had a chance to identify some of their personalities and also know that they are healthy and have a good chance to survive their first year.

August 2011

New Animal Caretaker: Erin Carr
Please welcome Erin Carr as our new animal caretaker/research technician. Erin will be responsible for managing the day to day care and feeding of our reindeer & maintence of our facilities.

Greg and Leslie attending Arctic Ungulate Conference
Greg and Leslie will be traveling to Yellowknife Canada to attend the Arctic Ungulate Conference from 8/22 to 8/26.

July 2011

June 2011

Greg in Nome 6/12-6/17 and 6/20-7/6 for fieldwork.

Darrell in Nome 6/15-7/1 for fieldwork.

Leslie in Nome 6/20-7/1 for fieldwork.

BLM Interns Hans Fritz & Emily Entrikin in Nome 6/12-8/5 for fieldwork: putting up exclosures.

May 2011

Greg and Darrell in Nome 5/23-5/24
Greg and Darrell went to Nome 5/23-5/24 to move the mobile slaughter plant & put away winter equipment.

April 2011

2011 Calf Watch
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.

Greg in Anchorage April 4 to meet with State Vet & USDA Inspector

Greg & Leslie in Nome 4/18-4/24.
Greg and Leslie will be in Nome & Teller area retrieving radio collars & staging exclosure materials.

March 2011

Greg and George Going To ROBA Conference
Greg and George will be going to the Reindeer Owners and Breeders Association(ROBA) conference in Dundee Illinois 3/9-3/13.

Greg Travels to Nome
Greg will be travelling to Nome 3/16-3/31. He will be teaching a meat processing course (HRLM 160 Meat Production) for the NW campus using the mobile slaughter plant. Greg will be presenting a workshop for Iditarod week on reindeer. Greg will also do some field research retrieving Lee collars.

Leslie travels to Nome
Leslie will be in Nome 3/16-4/1 doing field research & retrieving Lee collars.

February 2011

Greg travels to Billings, Montana.
Greg is going to Billings Montana 2/5-2/13 to attend the SORM annual Conference.

Greg travels to Nome & Savoonga
Greg will be traveling to Nome and Savoonga 2/16-2/25 for field research, retrieving Lee collars and Teaching HLRM 140 in Savoonga. Postponed to 2/21-2/25(Weather) & Savoonga Canceled

Leslie travels to Nome 2/14-2/25
Leslie is traveling to Nome to do field research and retrieve Lee collars. Canceled (Weather)

George traveling to Kodiak
George will be going to Kodiak 2/23-2/26 for final meat analysis project sampling.

M.S. Thesis defense by Michelle St. Martin
Michelle will present her thesis defense: Ecological Development of a Management Plan for Reindeer Rangifer t. tarandus on St. George Island, Alaska, at 9am, February 28th in 109 Butrovitch.

January 2011

Greg and Leslie traveling to Nome
Greg will be in Nome 1/29-2/4, Leslie 1/27-2/5 to do field research and retrieve Lee collars.Canceled due to poor snow conditions!

Agroborealis Article On Market Reindeer Project
Click here to read the Agroborealis. The Market reindeer story is on pages 35-36.

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Contact Information
Reindeer Research Program
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