You are not currently logged in.
Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:
Snowshoe Hare Cover Relationships in Northern Utah
Michael L. Wolfe, Norbert V. Debyle, Clark S. Winchell and Thomas R. McCabe
The Journal of Wildlife Management
Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul., 1982), pp. 662-670
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3808557
Page Count: 9
You can always find the topics here!Topics: Hares, Forest habitats, Understory, Vegetation, Coniferous forests, Conifers, Montane forests, Chickens, Snow, Density
Were these topics helpful?See somethings inaccurate? Let us know!
Select the topics that are inaccurate.
Preview not available
Habitat use by snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus) of several montane forest types was studied at 2 locations in northern Utah from 1973 to 1978. Vegetation types studied were: quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) with sparse and dense understory conditions; dry, subalpine meadow; subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa); Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii); and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). During the study, portions of the aspen stands on 1 area were clear-cut in small (1-4 ha) blocks. Results of hare fecal pellet counts showed significant (P < 0.05) differences in pellet numbers among the vegetation types studied and a strong correlation between hare use and horizontal cover densities at heights of 1.0-2.5 m above ground in the understory vegetation profile. Vegetation types in which cover densities above the snow level (1.0-1.5 m) were at least 40% accounted for 85% of the winter use by the hares.
The Journal of Wildlife Management © 1982 Wiley