|Forest Investment Account|
|Abstract of FIA Project 4241010|
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LANDSCAPE LEVEL HABITAT SELECTION BY AMERICAN MARTEN (Martes Americana)IN THE WEST CHILCOTIN AREA OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
|Author(s): Davis, Larry||Subject: British Columbia, Biology, Landscape ecology, Wildlife||Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative|
The purpose of this project is to supply information on landscape level forest attributes that are important in maintaining the presence of American marten in the Anahim Supply Block. Marten have been suggested as an umbrella species for the maintenance of other organisms that require large areas of contiguous mature and old forest habitat. Due to this, marten have been proposed as an element of forest monitoring by some managers (Proulx 2003). However, prior to selecting a species it is important to ensure that the species responds to forest change as predicted. This project examines if marten are indicative of mature/old forest conditions in the west Chilcotin and the landscape level attributes that are important in maintaining marten in the Anahim Supply Block.
Updated September 08, 2005
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