Elk (Cervus elaphus roosevelti) management on Vancouver Island depends upon the protection or provision of important elk habitats through integrated forest management. Thus, knowledge about elk habitat needs and the impacts of intensive forest management practices on these needs is basic for effective integration of both resources. The present study was initiated in 1981 to provide this knowledge. The project is part of the Integrated Wildlife-Intensive Forestry Research (IWIFR) program, a five year cooperative project between the Ministries of Environment and Forests.
This report outlines research methods and results for the IWIFR elk project during the second year (1982/1983). Previous reports include the problem analysis (December 1980), the working plan (December 1980) and three semi-annual progress reports (September 1981, April 1982 and September 1982).
Brunt, K., Youds, J.A.; Becker, D.. 1984. Vancouver Island Roosevelt Elk/Intensive Forestry Interactions. October 1982 - September 1983 (Also printed as IWIFR-13). Ministry of Environment; Ministry of Forests. Wildlife Bulletin. B32