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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.
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.
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.
Moose aerial surveys are conducted approximately every 5 years by helicopter, subject to snow and weather conditions or to coincide with a survey being done in the adjacent Wildlife Management Unit. The dataset includes surveys conducted during the winters of 1996, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2017. Plots to be surveyed are randomly selected from the ninety-seven 25 km² plots within the park and flown with rotary wing aircraft. Prior to the 2017 survey, paper maps and data sheets were used to record information.
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.
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.
Kluane National Park and Reserve has one of the largest concentrations of Dall’s sheep in the world. Dall's Sheep are highly valued by local First Nations and are also being monitored in neighbouring jurisdictions. Aerial survey counts of Dall's sheep have been monitored in four subpopulations since 1977. Rams, nursery (ewes and immature rams) and young of year (lambs) are recorded.
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.
Moose in Riding Mountain National Park are affected by hunting, predator population numbers, winter severity, and disease. Riding Mountain National Park conducts annual aerial surveys to monitor the moose population to determine if the population is within the established population thresholds based on historic estimates.
The measure is based on snow-tracking data from 3 established snow-transects in the Kicking Horse Valley. Trends for this metric focus on wary carnivores (cougar, lynx, wolf, and wolverine) though prey (ungulate) data will also be collected. Data collected include location, species presence, number, days since snow, & snow-depth.