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Status of Roosevelt Elk (Cervus elaphus roosevelti) in British Columbia Quayle, J.F.
2003
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Abstract: The Roosevelt or Olympic Elk (Cervus elaphus roosevelti Merriam) is one of four subspecies of Elk that have occurred in Canada. C.e. roosevelti is larger and has darker pelage and more massive, rugged antlers than other members of the species. Roosevelt Elk occur in coniferous forests of all ages, as well as in deciduous stands and nonforested habitats, such as wetlands and vegetated slides and rock outcrops. They currently range in a discontinuous pattern along the Pacific coast from San Francisco, California, north to Vancouver Island, extending as far inland as the summit of the Cascade mountain range. Most of their historic range is occupied by humans, which effectively fragments it and isolates many local populations. Although Roosevelt Elk were historically more widely distributed, in Canada they are currently found only on Vancouver Island and in some watersheds in southwestern British Columbia. The current distribution is largely a result of historic market hunting and forestry activities, as well as
 
Quayle, J.F., Brunt, K.R.. 2003. Status of Roosevelt Elk (Cervus elaphus roosevelti) in British Columbia. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection; Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management. Species Status Report. B106
 
Topic: Species status
Keywords: roosevelt elk, olympic elk, cervus elaphus roosevelti merriam, elk, species, status
ISSN:  Scientific Name: Cervus canadensis roosevelti
ISBN: 0-7726-xxxx-x English Name: Roosevelt Elk
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