The habitat is an important breeding area for aquatic mammals and peregrine falcons, and is also used for summer moulting by waterfowl, as well as an autumn staging site for various species of birds. For this reason, it is considered an Important bird Area.
Per the Vuntut Gwitchin Final Agreement, the southern extent of Old Crow Flats (approximately 7,785 km²) is classified as a Special Management Area by the Yukon Government; the northern portion is now part of Vuntut National Park. Old Crow Flats contains more than 2,000 ponds and marshes,
Characterizing Hydro-Limnological Relationships in the Shallow Thermokarst Lakes of the Old Crow Flats, Yukon Territory
Dec 01, 2012; INTRODUCTION THE VULNERABILITY OF ARCTIC WETLANDS to a changing climate is an increasing concern of northern Aboriginal...
Environmental change and traditional use of the old crow flats in Northern Canada: an IPY opportunity to meet the challenges of the new northern research paradigm.(InfoNorth)(Report)
Mar 01, 2011; INTRODUCTION THE OLD CROW FLATS (OCF), northern Yukon Territory, is homeland to the Vuntut First Nation (VGFN) and is a Ramsar...