Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 6205002

    Howe landscape unit (Rainy River) deer winter range inventory
Project lead: Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
Author: Leigh-Spencer, Sally
Imprint: Duncan, BC : Ecologic Consulting, 2004
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Deer Winter Range, Ungulata, Wintering
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
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. High quality winter ranges, where features of topography, stand structure, and stand age combine to produce shallow snow packs, forage opportunities, and thermal shelter in the same habitat will increase ungulate over winter survival. The purpose of this project was to assess the critical winter habitat quality and optimum locations within two previously designated deer winter range sites within the Rainy and McNab drainages. One transect was completed within the western portion of the Rainy DWR on August 15, 2003. After numerous attempts to get into the other sites, snow prevented further assessment during the timing period of this present project.


Deer Winter Range Inventory (1.3Mb)

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