Walking the Line: Investigating ecological characteristics relating to wildlife linear feature use

Linear feature restoration has been identified as a critical component of caribou conservation; however, for restoration to be effective it must rehabilitate specific linear feature characteristics that promote line use by these species. This poster, created for ACTWS 2020, presents evidence that to deter linear feature use by caribou predators and alternate prey species, restoration should focus on creating movement barriers that inhibit trail formation and replacing early seral vegetation that provide forage for moose and deer.