Ecosystem Reports and Supporting Documents
The Omineca Ecosystem section has produced a variety of reports
and documents. These reports relate to the delivery of ecosystem
and habitat management program in the Omineca. These reports
range in content from methodologies to assess habitat quality
to discussions of land and resource use issues. This collection
of reports is meant to compliment a more extensive collection
of regional research results found on the Fish and Wildlife Publications section.
Guide to Evaluating Forest Stands as Terrestrial Forage
Lichen Habitat for Caribou (Lance, Art N. and Warren
G. Eastland - March 2000) This guide was developed
by Art N. Lance and Warren G. Eastland by Industrial
Forest Service Ltd. for the Wildlife Branch, Ministry of Environment, Lands and
Parks (MELP) and was funded by Forest Renewal B.C. CLUPE Project #: OP713669.
of Motorized Access in High Elevation Mountain Caribou
Habitat - Omineca Region (Brade, Bob December 2003) This
paper assembles the best currently available information
on the relationship between Mountain Caribou and snowmobiles
and develop strategies to mitigate impacts on caribou.
|Coarse Woody Debris - RV
Enhanced Forest Management Pilot Project - Coarse Woody
Debris Assessment Phase III (Rogers, Bruce February 2002) A
Coarse Woody Debris (CWD) survey was conducted in the Robson
Valley Forest District for the EFMPP as a pilot study.
Data were collected to determine levels of volume, decay
class, and wildlife habitat types found in clearcut versus
unharvested areas across biogeoclimatic subzones located
in this forest district.
Coarse Woody Debris - Manual
Data Collection Protocol Manual - Robson Valley Enhanced
Forest Management Pilot Project - Coarse Woody Debris Survey
2001 (Rogers, Bruce February 2002)
Grizzly Bear -
Avalanche Chutes - Peace
Forest District Avalanche Tract Mapping Project (Wolowicz,
Mike 2003) This report presents the results of an avalanche
tract mapping project in a small area of the Rocky Mountain
of the Peace Forest District.
Grizzly Bear - Avalanche Chutes - PG
George Forest District Avalanche Tract Mapping Project
(Wolowicz, Mike 2003) This report presents the results
of avalanche tract mapping and a test of grizzly bear habitat
selection in mountainous
portions of the Prince George forest district. The purpose
of this project was to identify and map all avalanche tracts
below 1700 metres elevation. Once tracts were identified
and classified, a buffer of 100 metres maximum distance was
built around the resulting avalanche tract layer.
|Grizzly Bear - Avalanche Chutes - RV
Valley Avalanche Tract Mapping Project (Wolowicz, Mike
2003) The purpose of this project was to identify and
map all warm aspect (south-east to south-west facing) avalanche
below 2000 meters elevation, important grizzly bear habitat
in the Robson Valley district.
| Grizzly Bear Silviculture
Silviculture to Maintain and Enhance Grizzly Bear Habitat
in Six Variants of the Prince George Forest Region (Beaudry,
Leisbet, Marnie Martin and John Paczkowski, March 2001) This
project was initiated to identify silviculture opportunities
in second growth stands to enhance grizzly forage in the
Prince George Timber Supply Area.
| Red Mountain
Legal Land Designation for the Upper Portion of the Red
Mountain Watershed to Protect Grizzly Bear, Mountain Caribou
and the Alpine Ecosystem (Floyd, Bill C. and Leisbet Beaudry,
January 2003) A review of the land-use issues in the
area and a recommended legal land designation along with
that will protect the grizzly bear, mountain caribou and
sensitive alpine ecosystems found in the area.
| UWR - Objectives
Ungulate Winter Range Objectives – Omineca Region
(Terry, Elliot October 2002) The primary purpose of
this report is to critically review the existing information
on ungulate winter habitat requirements
and attempt to provide clear and defensible rationale for
proposed management objectives for five species. The five
ungulate species that require winter range objectives include:
Mule Deer, Moose, Elk, Mountain Goat and Stone Sheep.