Stairway to Heaven or Highway to Hell? How Characteristics of Forest Roads Shape their use by Large Mammals in the Boreal Forest

Authors
Fabien St-Pierre
Pierre Drapeau
Martine-Hughes St-Laurent
Contacts
Resource Date:
February
2022
Page Length
14

Highlights
• Linear feature decommissioning is a top priority for boreal caribou conservation.
• We used camera traps to link large mammals use of forest roads to road attributes.
• Use of forest roads by moose and bears was positively linked to forage availability.
• Use of forest roads by wolves was related to habitat conditions favoring movements.
• Our results could inform road decommissioning efforts to the benefit of caribou.