About Us

Mission Statement
To further develop and promote the production of reindeer in the state of Alaska through research and collaboration with producers and local communities.

Program Description
Since its establishment in 1981, the Reindeer Research Program has taken an active role in the development and promotion of the Alaskan reindeer industry. Our research projects run the gamut, ranging from herd management and animal health to nutrition and meat quality. What all of our projects have in common is their direct applicability to reindeer herders and producers. For detailed information regarding past and present projects, visit our research page.

In addition to our research projects, we are heavily involved in outreach activities, both to the reindeer producers and to the community. For more information, check out these pages: Unique Production Topics & Educational Outreach.

Former AFES Farm Research Production Herd
To learn more about the history of our former research herd, check out the farm page.

Data management
RRP data management past and present.

For more about us, please visit our staff page.

Program Mailing Address
Reindeer Research Program
University of Alaska Fairbanks
P.O. Box 757200
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7200

Fax number: 907.474.7175

General Program Information & Classroom Visits (Please contact us 2 weeks in advance of a classroom visit!)
**Note we no longer do onsite farm tours!

Erin Carr

Alternate Contact & Main Contact for Website & Data Issues
Darrell Blodgett
phone: 907.474.7516

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Contact Information
Reindeer Research Program
Page Last Modified: 10/22/19 9:40 am by: dsblodgett@alaska.edu