The results of the TAESCO study of vertebrate damage to commercial forests in the Vancouver Forest Region are summarized in this report. Damage to plantations was observed or reported to be caused by deer, grouse, elk, mountain beaver, pikas, rabbits, beaver and voles. Deer were most commonly reported to cause damage, followed by grouse. Damage from other animals, although less commonly reported, can be locally important, Types of damage caused by each species and the occurrence of such damage is discussed. Factors which may influence the severity and distribution of damage are examined, and techniques to control or prevent animal damage to forest plantations are reviewed.
Howard, D.. 1982. 1982 Status Report: Wildlife Damage to Forests in the Vancouver Forest Region. Ministry of Forests. Wildlife Habitat Research Report. WHR3