Moose, Alces alces, Winter Browse Use in Central Labrador

Tina L. Newbury, Neal P. P. Simon, Tony E. Chubbs

Abstract


To determine the effect of forestry practices on the availability of winter Moose forage, we recorded Moose browse along four 250 m transects in each of five forest regeneration ages. Browse use was greater on 20- and 30-year-old regenerating stands as compared with recently clearcut stands (5 and 10 years old) or mature forest (> 150 years old). Willow (Salix sp.) followed by White Birch (Betula papyrifera) had the highest proportion of browsing by Moose.

Keywords


Moose; Alces alces; browse; logging; Labrador

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v121i4.505



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