Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
FIA Project Y061136

    A Bayesian approach to evaluating habitat suitability for woodland caribou in north-central British Columbia
Imprint: Mackenzie, B.C. : Wildlife Infometrics Inc., 2006
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Caribou, British Columbia, Habitat, Woodland caribou
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
In this 2-year, continuing project, we focused on synthesis and technical extension of existing information to support planning the recovery of threatened woodland caribou in north-central British Columbia. A series of 10 publications were planned in a strategic and sequential pattern over the duration of the project. The work was intended to ultimately provide a science basis for recovery actions. Collection of the existing information was initiated in 1999 as part of the Omineca Northern Caribou Project (ONCP) in response to the pending release of the Mackenzie Land and Resource Management Plan (MLRMP). Although the ONCP addressed MLRMP strategic objectives for perpetuating caribou, our results also have implications for other province-wide planning initiatives (e.g., Sustainable Forest Management Plans, forest certification, recovery strategies associated with the Species At Risk Act, and strategies to meet 'objectives set by government for wildlife' in the Forest and Range Practices Act). The data have provided a strong foundation for deliberations of the Northern Caribou Recovery Implementation Group for North-central BC (NCRIG).
R. Scott McNay, Bruce G. Marcot, Rick Ellis, Viktor J. Brumovsky.
Related projects:  FSP_Y072136
Contact: Millard, Mike, (250) 612-5844,

Updated August 16, 2010 

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