The Tatlayoko Lake study area occurs in the west central interior of British Columbia, south of Tatla Lake, B.C. The purpose of this study was to assess habitat for mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus var. hemionus) and to provide an ecological framework, not only for the study of habitat relationships, but also for enhancing and maintaining available forage and cover. In particular, potential for increasing redstem ceanothus (Ceanothus sanguineus), snowbrush (Ceanothus velutinus), and saskatoon (Amelanchier alnifolia), important mule deer browse species, was determined. The results of this study may also be used in assessing the habitat of other animal species.
Lea, E.C., Kowall, R.C.. 1993. Biophysical Habitat Units for the Tatlayoko Lake Study Area: Expanded Legend and Interpretations. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Wildlife Working Report. WR60