Subsistence Resource Harvest Patterns: Kaktovik and Nuiqsut

This study was funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior during the late 1980s to improve understanding of the potential social impacts of offshore and shoreside oil and gas development activities in villages along Alaska’s North Slope. The study provided thorough documentation of subsistence hunting and fishing activities occurring in areas adjacent to the villages, and analysis of the social, economic, and cultural significance of such activities to Inupiaq residents. Findings were used in federal deliberations regarding potential offshore development across the region. Two reports were produced: one for each village of Kaktovik and Nuiqsut.