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Elk habitat selection and use on an undisturbed summer range in western Montana

Scott, Michael D.

Elk habitat selection and use on an undisturbed summer range in western Montana

by Scott, Michael D.

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    Subjects:
  • Elk,
  • Habitat selection,
  • Habitat,
  • Browse (Animal food)

  • Edition Notes

    Statement by Michael D. Scott
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 98 leaves :
    Number of Pages98
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25514788M

    Winter counts of the northern range elk herd in Yellowstone National Park and adjacent areas of Montana, – Counts are not adjusted for visibility, and gaps represent years where no official count was conducted. Population. The high elevation grasslands of the park provide summer habitat –20, elk. Recent expansions by Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus elaphus) into nonforested habitats across the Intermountain West have required managers to reconsider the traditional paradigms of forage and cover as they relate to managing elk and their habitats. We examined seasonal habitat selection patterns of a hunted elk population in a nonforested high-desert region of southwestern Wyoming, USA.

    Elk and Bison roam free on acre National Bison Range Wildlife Refuge, 45 miles north of Missoula in Montana. These Elk and Bison graze on mountain prairie grasses with other ungulates such as white-tailed and mule deer, pronghorns and bighorn sheep. Introduction. Habitat management for Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni) presents varied challenges on foothill and mountain rangeland. In many areas, elk herd recruitment rates are declining due, at least in part, to nutritional limitations of their foraging habitat during spring (Cook et al., ).Poor foraging habitat quality in spring inhibits pregnant elk from 1) recovering body Cited by: 6.

    Although some elk herds have become accustomed to high levels of human activity, elk will generally choose areas with less disturbance by humans. When repeatedly disturbed, elk tend to avoid even quality habitat if they have an alternative. Urban sprawl in prime elk winter ranges has caused elk to overly concentrate on the remaining Size: 55KB.   The study took place in the Missouri River Breaks area north of the Missouri River in hunting districts , and In February of , 25 .


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Elk habitat selection and use on an undisturbed summer range in western Montana by Scott, Michael D. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Thesis (M.S.)--University of Montana, Elk habitat selection and use on an undisturbed summer range in western MontanaPages: Elk use-habitat type relationships on summer and fall range in Long Tom Creek, southwestern Montana. in S. Hieb, ed., elk-logging-roads symp., University of Idaho, College of Forestry, Wildlife and Range Sciences, Moscow.

25 pp. Elk Habitat Selection and Use on an Undisturbed Summer Range in Western Montana (98 pp.) Director: C. Les Marcum Elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni) habitat selection and use of un­ disturbed forested summer range was studied during summer and in the Cited by: 9.

Summer-long habitat for elk can be evaluated from maps and aerial photographs. WILDL. MANAGE. 51(4) Elk habitat selection and use have been ex-tensively studied in forested ecosystems of the Rocky Mountains; however, the land manager rarely has enough information to make site- or area-specific recommendations concerning pro-posed.

selection. The purpose of this project was to synthesize elk location data collected from elk in 9 southwestern and western Montana elk populations and evaluate the factors affecting elk summer resource selection.

These results will be used to provide recommendations for elk summer habitat management. Study Areas. To be successful, you must understand the subtleties of elk habits and habitat. The Complete Book of Elk Hunting provides detailed information on all aspects of these elements, along with hunting tactics that will help you consistently take trophy elk throughout their range.

Specific features include:" The behavior and micro-habitats of big bulls/5(9). Elk winter ranges, summer ranges, calving areas and migration areas for the state of Montana. Get Started Data Basin is a science-based mapping and analysis platform that supports learning, research, and sustainable environmental stewardship.

American elk (Cervus elaphus) Summer range Elk in the northwest and other regions of the country that experience high snowfall and severe winter conditions typically migrate to higher elevations in summer once adverse winter conditions subside.

Protection from human disturbance is a major factor luring elk to summer ranges. A general lack ofFile Size: KB. In much of the west, National Forest lands are managed in part to provide and protect elk (Cervus elaphus) habitat needs, and summer elk habitat is managed with consideration to motorized routes.

We evaluated the relative importance of nutritional resources, access routes and other landscape attributes on elk summer resource selection at multiple spatial by: 3.

Research Article Estimates of Elk Summer Range Nutritional Carrying Capacity Constrained by Probabilities of Habitat Selection JEFFREY L. BECK,1,2 Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, IDUSA JAMES M.

PEEK, Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, IDUSACited by: particularly disturbing to elk.

In a study of habitat use in a logged and unlogged forest environment on summer range, elk use of newly logged areas during the summer of logging and the next year was depressed (Pedersen and others ). Beall () suggested that logging activity on a winter range caused initial avoidance by elk that lasted 2.

Distributions of elk pellet groups on an area of km2 (80 mi2) were examined for a period of 8 years. Recorded changes in annual distribution describe both elk movement in response to disturbances in the forest environment and elk habitat selection in response to weather conditions.

habitat is presettted. Declines in elk use of habitat adjacent to forest roads have been documented in several studies (Rost and BaileyEllisonWardPerry and OverlyBurbridge and NeffMarcum ).

The area of avoidance has been reported as one-fourth to one-half mile from the road, depending on theFile Size: KB. In this study, we use elk to test the ability of an ecological pattern to empirically partition scale for modeling habitat selection.

Elk represent a suitable study species because they alter. Fall elk habitat management on public lands has focused on providing security areas that allow for reasonable elk survival and hunter opportunity.

The management focus of maintaining or improving security areas, combined with conservative harvest regulations, may explain why some elk populations have increased in the western United States. Elk: Behavior, Ecology, Conservation Hardcover The text covers physiology, habitat, behavior, diet and conservation.

One chapter is devoted to antlers, another to rutting. Bauer discusses elk and humans, the National Elk Refuge and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

He points out that habitats can support only a limited number of elk; in /5(5). The impossibly heavy and branching antlers of bulls are as alluring as the soaring mountains where they live, and the mythology of elk is filled with Western romance: canvas wall tents, the creaking leather of pack trains, and frosty mornings at timberline.

And thanks to reintroductions and range expansion, an elk hunt is more attainable than ever. This habitat type occupies 45 % of the Missouri Breaks area (Eichhorn and Watts ); and is important winter range for elk and mule deer, providing thermal and hiding cover for both year round.

Natural fires have historically played an important role in maintaining. Elk graze on a hillside near Lolo in While winter range for elk has garnered plenty of attention in recent years, new research may show that the importance of summer range has been undervalued.

Research Article Effects of Hunter Access and Habitat Security on Elk Habitat Selection in Landscapes With a Public and Private Land Matrix KELLY M. PROFFITT,1 Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, South 19th Avenue, Bozeman, MTUSA JUSTIN A.

GUDE, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, East 6th Avenue, Helena, MTUSA. Elk habitat is classified in two categories: typical and prime. Typical elk habitat is any land that carries the three requirements of an elk herd-food, water and security shelter.

In any area where elk are known to live, elk can be expected to seek out these areas that are typical for elk habitation.Marcum, C.L. Habitat selection and use during summer and fall months by a western Montana elk herd.

In: Proceedings, Elk-logging-roads symposium, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID. pp. Summer-fall habitat selection and use by a western Montana elk. Elk do not live in the open shifting sands of the Mojave Desert. Probably a better term for the land where these elk live in the parched terrain of the Southwest is “Arid Habitat.” Surprisingly, there is a lot of grass that grows in the arid plains and rugged canyons of the Southwest.