Roosevelt elk (Cervus elaphus roosevelti) on Vancouver Island are a
highly prized species for hunters and non-consumptive users alike. In 1988,
over 7000 hunters appl ied for 239 avai lab1 e permits to hunt elk on the
Island, indicating that the current supply falls far short of the
recreational demand for the species.
Successful management of elk on Vancouver Island depends upon the protection
and provision of important elk habitats through integrated forest and
wi Id1 ife habitat management, Knowledge about elk habitat needs and the
impacts of intensive forest management practices on these needs is required
for effective integrated management of both resources. This study was
initiated in 1980 to provide such information. The project i s part of the
Integrated Wildlife-Intensive Forestry Research (IWIFR) program, a
cooperative effort of the British Columbia Ministry of Environment and
Ministry o f Forests.
Brunt, K.R., Becker, D.Q.; Youds, J.A.. 1989. Vancouver Island Roosevelt Elk/Intensive Forestry Interaction-phase (1981-1986). Job Completion Report (Also printed as IWIFR-33). Ministry of Environment. Wildlife Bulletin. B51