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1983 Southeastern Skeena Regional Moose Abundance and Composition Survey van Drimmelen, B.
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Abstract: In early 1979, the Ministry of Environment produced a Proposed Moose Management Plan for B.C. That document outlined provincial objectives for moose management which included a 25% increase in moose populations. Accordingly, the Proposed Skeena Regional Wildlife Plan (van Drimmelen 1984) set as an objective an increase in moose populations in southeastern Skeena Region by 25% from an estimated 16000 moose within nine management units to 20000 animals. By restructuring the harvest and, therefore, the age and sex structure of the population, recreational days of moose hunting could be expected to double, with a 150% increase in allowable annual kill (van Drimmelen 1984). One of the management prescriptions outlined in the plan was to identify the highest capability moose ranges and initiate habitat enhancement on high capability areas with low present use. Identification of the highest capability winter ranges began in 1980 and continued through 1981 covering almost 18,000 km2. In 1983, a replicable inventory w
 
van Drimmelen, B.. 1983. 1983 Southeastern Skeena Regional Moose Abundance and Composition Survey. Ministry of Environment. Wildlife Working Report. WR12
 
Topic: Conservation + Mgmt (Wildlife, Fish, Plant)
Keywords: Skeena, moose, management, populations, abundance, composition, survey, hunting, harvest
ISSN:  Scientific Name: Alces alces
ISBN:  English Name: Moose
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