Object & Deliverables
The scope of the project was to analyse and summarize the available caribou location information as it corresponded to vegetation information and disturbance in the Little Smoky and A La Peche caribou ranges. The information generated from this analysis was used to assist management planning by defining areas of high use, potential calving areas and caribou avoidance/use around disturbed areas.
The final report was prepared by Silvacom March 2010 and submitted by ANC.
Results showed caribou preferred black spruce and pine forests and occasionally non-forested areas. They avoided white spruce, deciduous and mixed forest areas. They preferred moderate age and old forest greater than 70 years. They avoided roads, but not seismic lines.