This study was developed as a multi-year project (proposed completion in March 2005) and the general goal was established as follows: To develop management strategies that provide for the conservation of mountain goat habitats and populations and maintain a viable timber harvest. The proposed objectives to meet this goal are to: 1. Monitor movements of mountain goats among isolated cliff and canyon features to determine frequency of movements between these areas and identify critical habitat features such as mineral licks, natal areas and winter use areas. 2. Monitor the differences in habitat use and movement patterns of mountain goats in areas with and without proposed forest harvesting activities. 3. Determine a sightability factor for mountain goats in forested habitats during winter and summer. 4. Provide management recommendations to forest and wildlife managers to minimize impacts from forest harvesting activities on mountain goat habitats and populations. Laurence Turney et al.
Turney, Laurence, Murray, J.; Blume, Roy; Roberts, Anne-Marie; Ardea Biological Consulting. 2003. Non-alpine habitat use and movements by mountain goats in north-central British Columbia: annual operational report. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2003MR241