|Forest Investment Account|
|Abstract of FII Project R2003-203|
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Identification of Nesting Habitat, and Population Dispersal, of Marbled Murrelets
|Author(s): Lank, David (SImon Fraser University)||Subject: Biology, Ecology, Forestry, Integrated resource management, Wildlife||Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program|
Marbled Murrelets are an identified wildlife species dependent on old-growth forests, with threatened status in BC. We will (1) clarify attributes of trees, stands, and landscapes that murrelets utilise and achieve nesting success in, (2) create practical guidelines for using air photo interpretation to help identify suitable potential reserve sites, (3) test relationships between radar indices of murrelet abundance and landscape variables at a watershed level, and (4) document post-breeding dispersal from a known nesting location. This work will directly aid forest companies and the Province meet their economic and conservation responsibilities in refining IWMS guidelines and meeting COSEWIC requirements.
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