Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 6201003

    Marbled murrelet dawn audio-visual surveys in TFL 37: 2003 progress report
 
Project lead: Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
Contributing Authors: Harper, William L.; Tripp, Tania; Schroeder, Bernard K.
Imprint: Victoria, B.C. : Osiris Wildlife Consulting, 2004
Subject: Marbled Murrelet, British Columbia, Wildlife Habitat Improvement, Inventories, Handbooks, manuals, etc, Vancouver Island, Forest Investment Account (FIA)
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
Description:
Marbled Murrelets nest in trees in old forests along the coast of B.C. They are considered at risk, the main threats being loss of nesting habitat as well as impacts associated with oil spills and gill nets. CanFor has a number of areas within TFL 37 that potentially meet the requirements for WHA designation. To more thoroughly evaluate the potential for Marbled Murrelet WHAs, CanFor hired Osiris Wildlife Consulting to conduct dawn audio-visual surveys in TFL 37 located on northern Vancouver Island. The objective of the survey was to sample specific study sites for Marbled Murrelet activity using standard RISC (2001) survey protocols to determine presence, probable absence or breeding occupancy. 56 surveys were conducted. There were 624 detections of Marbled Murrelets.

    Deliverables:

Progress Report (1.1Mb)

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Updated August 16, 2010 

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