Catching Up With Wildlife Biologist Geoff Carroll

Video Shot in: 2022

Geoff Carroll shares his extensive experience as a biologist and wildlife manager in northern Alaska for over three decades. He worked as an area biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, overseeing a vast territory and monitoring various land mammals, including musk oxen, caribou, moose, wolves, and bears. Geoff describes his job as multi-faceted, involving research, monitoring, problem-solving, and educational outreach. He enjoyed the freedom to prioritize tasks and work independently. Having retired in 2016, Geoff now spends his time in Utqiaġvik (formerly known as Barrow), maintaining his dog team and embarking on occasional trips around town. He reminisces about the dog team’s past significance in his work, often using it to visit villages, gaining a warm reception from the locals. Nowadays, he focuses on smaller trips and continues to cherish his connection with the Alaskan wilderness.