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The Lochsa Elk Herd: History and Future

The Lochsa Elk Herd: History and Future (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

By Peek, James M.
By Leege, Thomas A.
By Schlegel, Michael W.

Northern hemisphere ungulates occupy a variety of habitats of varying degrees of permanency. Populations that occupy drier areas must contend with different moisture patterns between years, but vegetation is relatively permanent, pending large-scale disturbances such as fires or ...heavy grazing. However, populations that occupy boreal forests and the moist inland coniferous forests often benefit from the major vegetation change that typically follows fire or logging. This volume records the history of an elk population that occupies these types of forests. Major fires in the 1910-1934 period created millions of acres of highly palatable shrubs that created a habitat for a burgeoning elk population. Coupled with the reduction of major predators, hunting, and other human activities in the 1930s and 1940s, the elk herd expanded to levels that are unlikely to be reached again and may never have occurred before. This pattern has occurred in many forests across the Holarctic hemisphere. Efforts to retain elk and other species including moose in these forests will have to be coordinated with other activities including logging and fire. Elk must be recognized as being products of forest disturbance.
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ISBN 9781527549814
Published 23 Apr 2020
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781527549814
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Imprint Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Released 23 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format PDF ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Peek, James M.
By Leege, Thomas A.
By Schlegel, Michael W.
Category Science: General Issues
Animal Ecology
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Conservation Of Wildlife & Habitats
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Number of Pages 206
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 599.657
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience