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The Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) reaches its southern range limit in the mountains of Colorado and southern Wyoming. In the continuous boreal forests of Canada and Alaska lynx populations are widespread and stable (Quinn and Parker 1987). Boreal forests attenuate in the Central and Southern Rocky Mountains, where they occur only on discrete mountain ranges separated by dry shrub- and grass-dominated basins. Populations of boreo-alpine vertebrates like lynx are similarly fragmented in this region (Beauvais 2000). There is concern that populations of lynx in the contiguous United States are vulnerable to habitat limitations and lack of regulatory mechanisms to protect them. Consequently the USDI Fish...
Categories: Publication; Tags: BLM, WLCI, WLCI Agency Report
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