Canadian Forest Service Publications

Selecting wildlife species for integrating habitat supply models into forest management planning in Manitoba. 1999. Kuhnke, D.H.; Watkins, W. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta. Information Report NOR-X-357.

Year: 1999

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 11879

Language: English

Series: Information Report (NoFC - Edmonton)

Availability: Order paper copy (free), PDF (download)

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Abstract

In selecting wildlife species for integrating habitat supply models into forest management planning in Manitoba, the underlying principle is that the habitat requirements of most species found in the boreal forest will be satisfied if habitats are maintained for a carefully selected mix of species. The selection methods and 13 basic steps used by the Manitoba Forestry/Wildlife Management Project to arrive at 19 species of wildlife are described. The provincial forest inventory was used as the basis for identification of major habitat types. Emphasis was placed on species for which habitat suitability index models were developed elsewhere in North America, and on ensuring that all the major habitat types have at least one species that is dependent on it for its life requisites.