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The Vancouver Island Marmot Status and Management Plan Munro, W.T.
1985
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Abstract: The Vancouver Island marmot (Marmota vancouverensis) is the rarest of all the North American species of marmot; it exists solely on Vancouver Island. In March 1980, it was officially designated an endangered species by Order in Council of the Province of British Columbia. Active management of the Vancouver Island marmot has occurred only recently. Information on distribution, population trends, biology and habitat requirements initiated in the 1970s is receiving greater attention in the 1980s. Surveys in recent years and observations of some of the well-known colonies indicate that the Vancouver Island marmot population has increased in both numbers and distribution since the early 1970s. The ultimate goal of the Vancouver Island marmot management plan is to establish and maintain the population of marmots at a level and distribution that provides a reasonable likelihood of long-term survival of the species. Specific objectives of the management plan are (1) to ensure that six distinct reproducing populations
 
Munro, W.T., Janz, D.W; Heinsalu, V.; Smith, G.W.. 1985. The Vancouver Island Marmot Status and Management Plan. Ministry of Environment. Wildlife Bulletin. B39
 
Topic: Conservation + Mgmt (Wildlife, Fish, Plant)
Keywords: Vancouver Island marmot, management, distribution, population trends
ISSN: 0828-9560 Scientific Name: Marmota vancouverensis
ISBN: 0-7726-0428-2 English Name: Vancouver Island Marmot
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