The Tundra By Maggie Schappell and AyronDupert
Geographic Location of Tundra • Parts of Greenland • All across the Northern Hemisphere • Canada • Russia • Not found in Southern Hemisphere anywhere
Climate in the Tundra Ranges from -20 degrees to 50 degrees Extremely cold winters but relatively warm summers lasting for a smoldering few weeks Summers have periods of 24 hours of daylight that can make plant growth explosive for a few days Approximately 100 mm of rain per year
Animals inhabiting the Tundra • Caribou • Reindeer (Rangifertarandus) • Dall sheep • Brown bears • Rodents • Wolves • Snow geese and tundra swans
Food for Campers • The Caribou provides meat for campers in the Tundra • You must buy a license, get tags, or harvest tickets for big game. • To purchase a season ticket, you must present a valid hunting license.
Beware • Length 5 feet, Weight males 150-400 lbs.; females 125-250 lbs., Color Brown to Black, white patch on front of chest, Alaska Population Estimate More than 50,000 • Crowding or surprising the bears is a dangerous thing to do • Always looking for something to eat- it is both foolish and illegal to feed the bears or leave food out for them to find • Cook AWAY from your tent and avoid smelly food like bacon and fish. Bears have keen noses.
Visit the Tundra • The Tundra is beautiful and isolated
Bibliography • Ballard, K. (2004, April 16). The tundra biome. Retrieved from http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/tundra.html • Marietta college main biome page. (2001). Retrieved from http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/tundra.htm • Biomes of the world. (2012). Retrieved from http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/t undra-profile/ • Alaska department of fish and game. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=huntlicense.general • Alaska outdoor journal. (1998). Retrieved from http://alaskaoutdoorjournal.com/References/beartips.html