Wildlife Diversity in British Columbia

Wildlife Diversity in British Columbia

Distribution and Habitat Use of Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals in Biogeoclimatic Zones

Microform - 1995
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The main purpose of this report is to help wildlife managers and land managers who alter habitat to determine which species are likely to occur in a geographic area and to identify critical wildlife habitats. The report aims to complement documents that describe species and ecosystems by correlating species with ecosystems. It provides general information about the relative diversity and habitat use of 560 terrestrial and marine amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals in British Columbia within the framework of biogeoclimatic ecosystem classification. The report is organised by geographic area; the province's 94 biogeoclimatic subzones are grouped into 49 subzone groups for wildlife. Seasonal abundance of each wildlife species is noted in the appropriate subzone group, yielding a complete species list for each subzone group by season. The 151 species, subspecies, and populations at risk plus selected species not at risk are correlated with 33 broad habitats within each biogeoclimatic zone. Some data analysis is given and graphic comparisons of wildlife use by zone and habitat use within zones are shown.
Publisher: Victoria : Ministry of Forests, Research Program ; Ministry of Environment, Lands & Parks, Habitat Protection Program, 1995
Description: 4 microfiche : maps, ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 96-04137


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