Landscape Use by a Re-colonizing Moose Population in Massachusetts
September 2011 - December 2013
- Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Massachusetts is a mix of developed and rural landscapes. The predominate vegetative cover is mid-aged forest of mixed deciduous and coniferous composition; both early successional and mature forest are underrepresented. We are investigating how moose are using this fragmented landscape, examining their use of forest vegetation and wetlands for food and thermal cover and interactions with roads and development.