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Winter habitat use by moose in southeastern alaska: implications for forest management

TitleWinter habitat use by moose in southeastern alaska: implications for forest management
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsHundertmark, KJ, Eberhardt, WL, Ball, RE
JournalAlces
Volume26
Pagination108–114
Abstract

Habitat use by moose (Alces alces) was monitored via radio telemetry from November 1981 through Aprill983, a period that included a low-snow and a high-snow winter. In the low-snow winter, moose used coniferous, mixed hardwood/conifer, and cut areas in proportion to availability, preferred deciduous stands, and avoided open areas. In the high-snow winter, moose altered their habitat use by utilizing coniferous and mixed stands significantly more, and deciduous and cut areas significantly less, than in the low-snow winter. Moose avoided snow >80 em deep. Implications for forest management are discussed.

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