Moose Browse and Winter Habitat Survey

Picture of a bull moose feeds near JBER

Moose Browse and Winter Habitat Survey
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
Ongoing from October 2017

Moose are an economically important species in Alaska and provide cultural, financial, and subsistence benefits to Alaskans living in the Anchorage Municipal and Mat-Su Valley regions.  To date, there has not been an assessment of the effectiveness of the moose browse habitat enhancement activities that have been established on Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER). AERC, in partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage and the Institute for Economic and Social Research (ISER), is evaluating JBER’s moose browse management areas to determine their quality and successional state. The team is making recommendations for the ongoing management of JBER’s moose habitat and working with JBER to conduct remediation projects to enhance the existing habitat for moose.  

  • Review management reports, enhancement plans, and GIS data on enhanced moose browse locations.
  • Survey habitat enhancement plots for current quality and availability of moose browse.
  • Modify and update moose management plans based on the information gathered from reviews and surveys.
  • Implement habitat remediation informed by the updated moose management plan.