The Wild Side

The Climate and Wilderness of Alaska

Chilly Climate

  • Mild climate
  • 80% of Alaska's ground is permanently frozen
  • Coastline- High 56 degrees F, Low 33 degrees F
  • Inland- High 69 degrees F, Low -7 degrees F
  • Artic lands- High 44 degrees F, Low -13 degrees F
  • High Precipitation- Snow and Rain

Freezing Feature

  • Alaska is home to Mt. McKinley, the highest point in North America (20,320 ft.)
  • 1/3 of the state is covered by forests
  • Yukon River is 2,000 miles long, making it the 5th longest river in North America
  • Brook Falls is also located in Alaska, home to bears
  • Aurora Borealis, A.K.A the Northern lights

Wonderful Wildlife

  • Water Animals- Salmon, Clams, Halibut, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, Cod, Herring, Crab, Shrimp, and Scallops
  • Woodland animals- Caribou, Musk Oxen, Brown bears, Polar Bears, Deer, Elk ,Moose, Mountain Goats, Mountain Sheep, Bison, Black Bears, Marten, Mink, and Beaver
  • Birds- Duck, Geese, Grouse, Raven, Eagle, and last, but not least- the Snow Chicken

Disastrous Dangers

  • Wildlife harmed by gas and oil
  • Threatened land contains gold, copper, molybdenum
  • Many wild animals so, there is a big fur industry
  • 1 million acres of forest are burnt down by forest fires caused by lightning
  • 80% of Alaska's ground is permanently frozen
  • Many forests have been untouched, but many are cut down
  • Hypothermia (shivers- cease of brain function)
  • Frostbite (loss of limbs, freezing of skin)

Surviving Successfully

In order to survive. . .

  • Have food for a balanced, high energy
  • Unfrozen water
  • Warmth like shelter
  • Stay dry
  • Change out of wet clothes


  • Tent
  • Snow cave
  • Tarp
  • Warm environment


  • Warm boots
  • Sleeping bags
  • Coat
  • Multiple layers

    Heat source

  • Fire

  • Stove

  • Candle

  • Chemical heat Packets

Works cited

"Alaska." Compton's by Britannica. 01 Aug. 2011: n.p. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.

Naske, Claus-M., and F. Patrick Fitzgerald. "Alaska." World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 1 Feb. 2016.

"Explore the States: Alaska." America's Story from America's Library (Library of Congress). Aug. 17 2004: n.p. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.

"Alaska." Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online, 2016. Web. 2 Feb. 2016.

Created by: Olivia Van Dyke and Lucas Cooper

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