The Response of Caribou Terrestrial Forage Lichens to Forest Harvesting and Mountain Pine Beetles in the East Ootsa and Entiako Areas (HCTF)
Project Reference Number: 2012-09
Project Status: Complete
Led by: Deborah Cichowski, Caribou Ecological Consulting, Smithers
Funder: Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
This project assesses the effects of MPB and forest harvesting on caribou terrestrial forage lichens on the Tweedsmuir-Entiako caribou winter range by re-measuring permanent sample plots that were established in 2001 and re-measured in 2003, 2005 and 2007. For this project, all plots were re-measured in 2011, and data analysisis and write up will be completed in 2012-13.
HCTF funding will be specifically used to finish data entry; conduct data analyses; to produce a final report that summarizes data collected in 2011 and compares it to data collected since 2001; and, to prepare a journal publication on terrestrial caribou forage lichen dynamics during the 10-year period following the MPB epidemic.
|Publication Date||Report Title||Authors|
|April 2013||The Response of Caribou Terrestrial Forage Lichens to Mountain Pine Beetles and Forest Harvesting in the East Ootsa and Entiako areas - Final Report||Deborah Cichowski; Sybille Haeussler|
|March 2006||The Response of Caribou Terrestrial Forage Lichens to Mountain Pine Beetles andf Forest Harvesting in the East Ootsa and Entiako Areas||Patrick Williston and Deborah Cichowski|