Roosevelt elk (Cervus elaphus roosevelti) ecology in second growth forests on Vancouver Island has not been studied to date. Major wildlife-forestry interactions and research needs assocaited with intensive wildlife and forest management have been examined in a problem analysis initiated by the B.C. Ministry of Forests (Ellis 1980). A subsequent problem analysis, dealing specifically with Roosevelt elk/intensive forestry interactions, provides a problem definition, review the unknowns, and outlines recommendations for research (Janz et al. 1980). An immediate and log term frame of reference was discussed in the problem analysis, with the intent of establishing a "baseline" dataset to identifyin and design appropriate study sites and treatments for testing specific hypotheses which will be the focus of the long term reference frame. This working plan outlines the research direction over the five year program, with emphasis on immediate research requirements over the next year.
Janz, D., Brunt, K.; Peterson, L.; Youds, J.. 1986. Vancouver Island Roosevelt Elk/Intensive Forestry Interactions: Working Plan 1981-1985 (Also printed as IWIFR-12). Ministry of Environment; Ministry of Forests. Wildlife Bulletin. B29