Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Year 2 - Effects of a MPB Epidemic on Northern Caribou Habitat Use, Migration and Population Status

Project Reference Number: 2007-10

Project Status: Complete

Led by: Deborah Cichowski, Caribou Ecological Consulting, Smithers

Diversified Environmental Services, Fort St. John

Funder: Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program

The Tweedsmuir-Entiako caribou population, federally listed as Threatened, is the first Northern Caribou population to experience the mountain pine beetle epidemic. The focus of this project is to assess the impacts of the mountain pine beetle epidemic on Northern Caribou habitat use during the grey attack phase of the epidemic using radio-collared caribou. Information from this project will be used to develop management strategies for caribou ranges following mountain pine beetle attack.

The objective for the 2007/08 FSP Project M08-6047 funding portion of the project is to conduct monthly (12) radio-telemetry flights to locate radio-collared caribou.

Related Reports

Publication Date Report Title Authors
April 2010 Effects of a Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic on Northern Caribou Habitat Use - Final Report Deborah Cichowski, Caribou Ecological Consulting
2008 Seminar Abstract - Effects of a MPB Epidemic on Woodland Caribou Winter Habitat Use in West-Central British Columbia Deborah Cichowski