Ecological classification and mapping done by the Wildlife Branch of British Columbia Ministry of Environment is oriented toward identifying habitat for selected wild animals, such as elk, moose, mountain sheep, cairbou, mountain goat, black-tailed deer, white-tailed deer or grizzly bears. The emphasis on other wild animals is developing as requests for this information increase. In fact, in the South Okanagan area, a project is in progress that deals with fifty-five, mostly non-game, species.
Lea, E. C. Ted. 1992. Biophysical Mapping Methodology for Wildlife Habitat