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Responses of mountain goats to heliskiing activity: Movements and resource selection

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2013

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Cadsand, Becky A., 2013, Responses of mountain goats to heliskiing activity: Movements and resource selection: University of Northern British Columbia (Canada).

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Heliskiing activity has increased in many areas of mountain goat ( Oreamnos americanus ) range; how this activity affects movements and resource use, however, is poorly understood. In 2007 - 2010, I examined locations and movements of 11 GPS-collared female mountain goats relative to activity of GPS-equipped helicopters in northwest British Columbia. Mountain goats exhibited anomalous movements in the 48 h following helicopter approaches within 2 km, regardless of whether helicopters were visible to the animals. Mountain goats were not displaced by the disturbances, however, and seasonal movement rates did not increase with heliskiing exposure. Animals did not avoid areas of helicopter activity, but several animals in areas of high [...]

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