MOOSE ACCESS ROUTES TO AN AQUATIC FEEDING SITE
The relationship between travel routes of moose to an aquatic feeding site and the characteristics of forests and topography surrounding the site were examined. A total of 79 moose trails in standing timber were identified. We suggest moose establish regular trails to aquatic feeding sites that avoid steep slopes and dense vegetation. Waterbody characteristics and particularly the characteristics of the backshore areas, appear to influence where moose enter to feed. The strategy of retaining forest reserves to provide security near aquatic sites is discussed.
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