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Impact of Porcupine Feeding Damage on Intensive Forest Management in the Prince Rupert Forest Region: Problem Analysis

Author(s) or contact(s): T.P. Sullivan and C. Cheng
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Wildlife
Series: FRDA Report
Other details:  Published 1989. Hardcopy is available.


This report discusses the problem of feeding damage to trees by the porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum Erxleben) and intensive forest management in the Prince Rupert Forest Region. A first approximation of a forecast model to predict when and where outbreaks of porcupine damage will occur is outlined.

FRDA Research Report 083 (2139 KB)

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