As a result of Forest Development Round Table comment, a Wildlife Habitat Suitability Assessment was completed during the summer of 1998 in the Bone Creek area of the Clearwater Forest District, B.C. Habitat ratings were developed for grizzly bear (Ursus arctos), American marten (Martes americana), woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus), and mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus). Significant habitats and connectivity corridors were identified for these species and included by Slocan Forest Products Ltd. in the context of the Forest Development Plan for the area. The Forest Development Plan was prepared based on a combination of; 1) General Resource Management Zone objectives, as outlined in the Kamloops Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP); 2) landscape-level biodiversity and seral stage objectives, as identified in the Biodiversity Guidebook; and 3) significant wildlife habitats, as identified in the Wildlife Habitat Suitability Assessment.
Saxena, Amit, Gazey, Kathleen. 1999. A Case Study of Applied Habitat Suitability Assessment in Forest Management Planning (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Conference Biology & ManagementProceedings. Vol. 1