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Tsi Del Del furbearer track transect project: 2002/2003 Summary Report

Author(s): Davis, Larry R.
Imprint: B.C.: Tsi del del Enterprises Ltd., 2003
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Habitat (Ecology), British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative


In 2002, a furbearer study was developed and implemented for the Tsi del del Operating Area. This project has been developed to provide information for the inventory and management of furbearers within the area. The project is one of two that have been initiated to address this information gap. The other study is a DNA based inventory for marten and fisher in the Redbrush area. This summary report details the field results for the Furbearer Track Transect Study. The information derived from the track transect study will be used to examine stand level attributes such as coarse woody debris, basal area, and shrub cover. Obtaining stand level information on the habitat requirements of furbearing species is critical in maintaining populations through time and space. The current mountain pine beetle epidemic will impact on stand structure and availability of habitat in the West Chilcotin. Historically, pine beetle epidemics are likely to have occurred and may have resulted in quite different stands than will result from modern forestry practices. Examining the difference between stands impacted by beetle and those salvaged will be important in providing management recommendations. Determining the stand level requirements and natural dynamics of beetle attacked pine stands is important in managing furbearers. This information can then be linked with the landscape level data derived using DNA based methods to give a more complete picture of furbearer habitat requirements.
Larry Davis,.

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Updated August 02, 2006 

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