Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
FIA Project 6545008

    Deer Winter Range Capability Mapping [2006/07 Project Description Only]
 
Project lead: International Forest Products Ltd.
Imprint: Duncan, BC : Ecologic Consulting, 2007
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Deer, British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
Description:
Winter is the most critical season for ungulate survival. Forage is scarce and generally of poor quality, energetic demands are high, and snow restricts ungulate movement (Nyberg and Janz 1990). High quality winter ranges, where features of topography, stand structure, and stand age combine to produce shallower snow depths, forage opportunities, and thermal shelter in the same spatial area will increase ungulate over winter survival. The value of old-growth forest ecosystems to Black-tailed Deer is directly related to the composition, structure, and productivity of these forests (Harestad 1985). The complex canopy structure of older forests allows sufficient light to penetrate, promoting the growth of a diverse set of vascular plants for forage; as well as providing for snow interception.
prepared by Sally Leigh-Spencer.
Contact: Robertson, Ian, (250) 286-3806 ext. 7, irobertson@forsite.ca

Updated August 17, 2010 

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