City of Kaktovik
A $25,000 grant was given to the City of Kaktovik by the State of Alaska to educate people about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. With the funds, the City of Kaktovik has developed this web site, made a calendar and taken a survey of the people of Kaktovik. The survey asks questions of the local residents regarding current oil development practices on the North Slope of Alaska and their opinions of future oil development. There were 68 people surveyed and the results of the survey are posted here. These results will be sent to legislators in Juneau as well as Washington, D.C. The people of the village of Kaktovik will be the ones most affected by oil development and exploration on ANWR. Their opinions should be considered when a decision is being made.
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ANWR Education Survey
1. Do You participate in the harvest of whales, game and fish to sustain your diet?
2. Please estimate the percentage of your family's food that comes from the harvest of whale, game and fish.
16% A. 100% My family only consumes harvested game.
34% B. 75% My family eats mostly harvested game.
24% C. 50% My family eats some harvested game and purchases the rest.
16% D. 25% My family occasionally eats harvested game.
7% E. 10% My family eats harvested gamed when it is given to us.
4% F. 0% My family does not hunt or fish and we only eat food that is purchased.
3.What is the number one advantage of oil development on the North Slope?
44% A. Improved schools
35% B. Improved health care
53% C. Improved job opportunities
21% D. Improved recreation activities
4% E No advantage
8% F. Other
4. The quality of life in Kaktovik will diminish if oil development ceases.
31% A. Strongly agree
40% B. Agree
15% C. Neutral
8% D. Disagree
6% E. Strongly disagree
5. As government spending continues to decline, what public services do you fear most of losing?
6. To what degree are you satisfied with the environmental practices of the oil industry on the North Slope?
7. Please mark the advantages and disadvantages you see of opening ANWR to oil and gas development.
8. If ANWR is not opened to oil and gas exploration, what other resources are available in Kaktovik that, if developed, will help sustain our economy?
9. Based on your information about the Porcupine Caribou Herd, will oil development in ANWR diminish the herd's use of the core calving area?
10. The coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should be open to oil and gas exploration.