Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FIA Project 2244007

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Non-alpine habitat use and movements of mountain goats in North-Central British Columbia: summary of 2003-2004 activities

Author(s): Turney, Laurence; Roberts, Anne-Marie; Ardea Biological Consulting
Imprint: Smithers, BC : Ardea Biological Consulting, 2004
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Rocky Mountain Goat, British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative


Mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) use of isolated rocky bluff habitats in forested landscapes has been studied by the authors since 1996. Research for this study has concentrated within the Nadina Forest District of the Northern Interior Forest Region of the Ministry of Forests and the Skeena Region of the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, located in north-western British Columbia between the towns of Houston and Burns Lake, BC. This project was initiated in mid-2002 as a three-year study with the general goal to develop management strategies for the conservation of mountain goat habitats and populations while maintaining a viable timber harvest. During the 2003-2004 project year, project funding was unavailable from the original funding source and had to be obtained from other sources. Some of the planned project activities were postponed due to the funding limitations, although much of the planned activities were completed. This project report outlines the activities completed in 2003-2004 and reports on the results of the telemetry flights, home range and movement analysis, DNA analysis and mortality investigations.

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