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).
RRP Field Work
Greg, Darrell, Erin, 2 BLM interns and a few temporary employees (Hans, Jacob, Naomi) were in Nome for various periods of time to attend reindeer handlings & to erect exclosures.
2012 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.
ince 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 & crew in Nome March 13-21
Greg, George and his brother will be in Nome March 13-21 to do field work: staging exclosure materials & collaring some Davis reindeer.
Greg and George attending Roba Meeting in Ohio March 7-11
Greg in Nome teaching a class Februrary 29-March 7.
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