A Day in the Field: Lichen Surveys with the Caribou Program

Two new Caribou Program projects are well underway. An important objective of both projects is to identify high quality habitat for caribou in west-central Alberta and that requires understanding which habitat types have abundant food for caribou, and which silvicultural pratices can increase food availability. Lichen is an important food for woodland caribou, so Becky, Doug, Kelsey, and Leonie have recently been hunched over survey plots examining the lichen species growing in caribou range.

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