The Okanagan Shuswap Land and Resource Management Plan (OSLRMP)3 established a Mountain Caribou Resource Management Zone (RMZ) (Figure 1) that encompasses Mountain Caribou Habitat in the Plan area. The LRMP plan area is made up of the old Salmon Arm, Penticton, and Vernon Forest Districts that were amalgamated into the new Okanagan Shuswap Forest District in 2003. Specific objectives and strategies within the LRMP define how Crown resources in the RMZ are to be managed. The goal of management in the RMZ is to provide adequate habitat to maintain viable Mountain Caribou populations as well as to maintain habitat connectivity. The Okanagan Innovative Forestry Society (OIFS) contracted a caribou study in response to the OSLRMP call for further information on how to integrate caribou habitat needs with intensive forest management. This report documents progress of the study in the fourth year of a seven-year project. Progress in the first two years was summarized in a progress report produced in 2003 (Furk et. al 2003) and third year progress was summarized in a 2004 report (Furk et. al 2004).
Kelsey Furk and Bruce McLellan.
Furk, Kelsey, McLellan, Bruce N.. 2005. Mountain Caribou habitat use in the Salmon Arm Forest District: April 2004 - March 2005 preliminary report #3. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2005MR134
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Forest, Investment, Account, (FIA), Caribou, British, Columbia
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