A problem analysis titled "Intensive Forestry Effects on Vancouver Island Deer and Elk Habitats" was prepared during February 1982 for the Integrated Wildlife - Intensive Forestry Research (IWIFR) program, a co-operative research venture between the B. C. Forest Service and B.C. Ministry of Environment. The research topic it identified as having the highest priority was how forestry practicies could be used to create suitable black-tailed deer and Roosevelt elk winter habitat in young-growth stands. This working plan provides detail of the research to be conducted on deer winter habitat during the winter of 1984/85.
Nyberg, J. B., Doyle, D; Peterson, L.. 1985. Deer Movements and Habitat Use During Winter: Working Plan. Ministries of Environment and Forests. Wildlife Bulletin. B-34