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Alberta furbearer harvest data analysis

Description

A literature review was conducted to examine the potential uses and limitations of using trapper harvest data to monitor species distribution and population trend. Harvest, price, and distribution of harvest for most furbearers in Alberta is presented. In addition, an attempt is made to measure changes in abundance by mapping distribution across time and calculating an abundance index based on harvest and pelt price. To make better use of current and future Alberta furbearer harvest data, the following suggestions are offered: The Alberta trapper harvest data needs to be collected consistently for the entire province; harvest data collection should be based on pelt counts rather than unverified trapper affidavits; an index of abundance for each species based on a thorough analysis of correlations between harvest and various indices of effort, and the findings of others should be developed; data verification routines are required to enhance consistency; and each year all collected data should be summarized and scrutinized for accuracy and validity.

Tags
fur trade mammals species at risk trapping wildlife management

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Alberta species at risk report no. 31

Extent

66 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006,2006-2013)

Contributor

Poole, K.

Contributor

Mowat, Garth

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Subject (LCSH)

Fur trade--Alberta

Subject (LCSH)

Trapping--Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2001-08-01

Date Added

2015-12-23T16:25:39.085965

Date Modified

2001-08-01

Date Issued

2001-08-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778519902

ISBN (print)

0778519899

ISSN (online)

1496-7146

ISSN (print)

1496-7219

NEOS catalogue key

2875269

Local Identifier

Publication no. I/048

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