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The wolf population in Riding Mountain National Park is monitored through track counts that are conducted each winter according to methods established by Canadian Wildlife Service in the 1970’s. Wolves are the top predator in Riding Mountain National Park and monitoring their numbers assists in determining their long-term sustainability in the park.
Elk Island National Park conducts an ungulate aerial surveys of the entire park, to census the elk and moose populations. The surveys are carried out in the late fall or winter annually. Park staff also conducts opportunistic counts of elk and moose over the summer and obtain demographic information during elk handling. Elk and moose population is in the same database as bison populations.
Beavers are a key component of the Riding Mountain National Park ecosystems. The park surveys active beaver food caches by air in 30 habitat blocks every 3 years. These surveys have been conducted since 1973.
Intensive tree cutting and certain silvicultural practices carried out around La Mauricie National Park have fragmented moose forest habitat. In addition, the eastern wolf plays a key role in moose population dynamics in the park. In view of the forest habitat disturbances, sometimes harsh weather conditions, aging of the park's vegetation, the effects of peripheral hunting and the probable influence of other factors, it is essential to monitor changes in moose and wolf populations. Wolf populations and packs will be tracked using a camera device, winter monitoring of trails on an established route and observations gathered by employees and the general public.
At high densities, moose can do extensive damage to forests by over browsing - altering forest composition and forest succession. One moose may consume 30 kg of vegetation per day. Fundy National Park conducts aerial censuses of the moose population every 5 years.
Contained within the National Parks, 1961 to 1994, Atlas of Canada series, is a map that shows Riding Mountain National Park. This map is essentially a topographic map: it was compiled at 1: 125 000 using larger-scale maps as the source. However, the Riding Mountain map has a few unique features: one is the use of shaded relief, another is the use of symbols for recreational facilities found in the Park.
This dataset focuses on monitoring the status of the moose (Alces alces). Because of its position in the food chain and the impact that it can have on the composition and structure of plant communities, the moose is considered a species that plays a key role in the natural evolution in the forests of Forillon National Park (FNP). The moose is a very popular big game animal in the Gaspésie, and there has been a large increase in the number of moose harvested within <5 km from the park boundaries since the early 2000s. The status of the moose population was thus chosen as one of the measurements under the FNP Ecological Integrity Program associated with the forest ecosystem integrity indicator.
What? An aerial wildlife population survey is used in Cape Breton Highlands National Park to estimate moose (Alces alces) population density. When? Monitoring frequency for this measure occurs every two to three years.
Introduced Moose, lacking natural predators in Gros Morne, are causing widespread damage in park forests. Park-wide Moose density will be monitored using aerial surveys and estimated using the Gasaway (1986) stratified random block method. Bull, cow, calf and unknown Moose are counted in randomly-selected blocks expected to have extremely high, high and low moose density. Survey occurs in late February or March, with sufficient snow cover to see tracks.