Caribou Migration III | Oil and the Caribou | 2002 | 68 in. x 86 in.
Early May 2002, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Pregnant female caribou from the Porcupine River herd migrating over the Brooks Range Mountains in the Arctic Refuge, on their way to the coastal plain for calving. The coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge is the core calving area of the Porcupine River herd, and is also the most debated public land in the United States history. Whether to open up this land to oil drilling or preserve it has been raging in the halls of the United States Congress for more than four decades.