Habitat Effectiveness for Elk as Influenced by Roads and Cover
Abstract:Pellet counts conducted over an eight-year period confirmed that elk in western Montana tend to avoid habitat adjacent to open forest roads. The area avoided increases where the density of tree cover is low. Forest roads open to traffic cause available habitat to be less than fully effective. A method for determining the losses of effective habitat is presented.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Wildlife Research Biologist and Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Missoula, Montana
Publication date: 1979-10-01
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