Defining impacts to caribou forage lichen

Project Year: 2017-2018

M. Tilson

Project Lead

Wildlife Infometrics Inc.


Peace Region


Project Type

Monitoring & Evaluation

FWCP Contribution


Action Plan Alignment

Species of Interest Action Plan

Project ID


Effects of Logging and Mountain Pine Beetle on Caribou Forage Lichens

This project builds on work conducted in 2016-17 to assess the effects of Mountain Pine Beetles (MPB) and logging on terrestrial caribou forage lichens. In 2017-18, this project will re-measure previously established permanent plots at the Jackfish Creek site on the Wolverine Caribou range to assess the effects of the MPB. Re-measuring the Jackfish Creek site is part of a broader project, which will sample additional previously established permanent plots on logged, MPB, and prescribed burn sites on another caribou range, to assess a broader range of ecological conditions. Results from this project will supplement information collected in 2016-17 and will be used to develop conservation practices for the sustainable supply of forage for caribou.