The goal of this problem analysis is to assess the expected interactions between forestry treatments and deer and elk habitats and to recommend specific topics for study. The objectives to be achieved in reaching this goal are (1) to review the habitat values needed by deer and elk on Vancouver Island, (2) to summarize the present and planned forestry programs for Vancouver Island, (3) to assess the expected impacts of forestry programs on habitat values, and rank the impacts in terms of significance for wildlife and forest management, (4) to suggest specific studies and assign priorities to each, and (5) to discuss general methodologies for conducting the recommended studies.
Nyberg, J.B.. 1985. Intensive Forestry Effects on Vancouver Island Deer and Elk Habitats: Problem Analysis (Also printed as IWIFR-16). Ministry of Environment. Wildlife Bulletin. B30