Seasonal habitat associations of American martens ( Martes americana) in central Ontario.

by Paul A. Gelok

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Habitat quality for American martens (Martes americana ) has been associated with mature coniferous forests, complex forest structure, unharvested forests, and unfragmented landscapes, but the relative importance of these attributes are unclear. I used snow-tracking and track plate surveys to sample marten habitat use during the winters and summers of 2002 and 2003 in central Ontario. Summer habitat use was associated with reduced basal area at the stand scale, and patches of low canopy closure and mature and mixedwood forests at the landscape scales. During winter, habitat use was described by track abundances of prey species and relatively high basal area. Highly used winter landscapes included patches of high basal area and lacked mixedwood forests. Increased habitat use was unrelated to forest types at the stand scale and most aspects of silvicultural history, but changed seasonally in relation to forest structure, which has implications for the management of marten habitat.

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Study area. Our study area encompassed , km 2 of northern boreal forest in northwest Alberta (AB), northeast British Columbia (BC), and southwest Northwest Territories (NWT) between 61°48′ and 58°48′ latitude and °41′ and °39′ longitude in and (Fig. 1).Energy development was the primary industrial land—use in the study area and was widespread south of the Gelok, Paul A. Seasonal habitat associations of American martens (Martes americana) in central Ontario. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto. p. Thesis. [] Godbout, Guillaume; Ouellet, Jean-Pierre. Habitat selection of American marten in a logged landscape at the southern fringe of the boreal forest. Ecoscience. 15(3. This dataset represents a species habitat distribution map for American Marten (Martes americana) within the conterminous United States (CONUS) based on ground conditions. This habitat map was created by applying a deductive habitat model to remotely-sensed data layers within the species' known range. See Gap Analysis Project Species Habitat Maps for more information regarding model. Much of the literature on North American martens describes them as a habitat specialist (see review in Thompson et al. ) but a dietary generalist (see review in Martin ), which appears to have detracted attention from identifying how key prey populations are linked to the habitats that martens .

  Although our study is limited in ability to measure seasonal differences in habitat associations, we suspect rocky outcrops remain important to spotted skunks throughout the year in the foothills of Wyoming and other Rocky Mountain regions as few nearby habitat features are likely to offer the same structural complexity necessary for avoiding. Americana definition, books, papers, maps, etc., relating to America, especially to its history, culture, and geography. See more. Winter diet and habitat selection of marten in Yosemite National Park. Journal of Wildlife Management, Masters, R. D. Daytime resting sites of two Adirondack pine martens. Journal of Mammalogy, Spenser, W. D. Seasonal rest-site preferences of pine martens in the northern Sierra Nevada. Range Extent. Score G - ,,, km squared (ab,, square miles). Comment , square Kilometers from Natural Heritage Program range maps. Long-term Trend. Score E - Relatively Stable (±25% change). Comment Habitat is likely stable within +/- 25% since European settlement. Short-term Trend. Score U - Unknown. Short-term trend in population, range, .

Wild Mammals of Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park provides the scholar, conservationist, and interested lay reader with information on the state's wild mammalian species from grizzly bears to pygmy shrews. It describes the history of mammalogy in Wyoming, the zoogeography of Wyoming mammals, and the prehistoric mammals of Wyoming. Habitat. Martes martes prefer forest habitats, including deciduous, mixed, and coniferous forest. Old-growth forest is often preferred over young forest (Overskaug et al ). The species is considered to be a habitat specialist. Having a closed treetop as cover from predation is thought to be an important habitat criterion for pine martens. Wildlife Habitat Features Field Guide (Kootenay Boundary Region) i Executive Summary A “wildlife habitat feature” is defined as a feature used by one or more wildlife species to meet their life history requirements; special management is necessary to ensure .   This dataset shows modelled habitat suitability for the American Marten (Martes americana) under current and projected future conditions. We built habitat suitability models for bird, mammal, and 12 amphibian species. Species were chosen for inclusion in the study based on a simple set of criteria.

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Studies of the diet of marten (Martes americana) and the abundance and habitat associations of small mammals were conducted in south-central Alaska for 2 were found to eat primarily arvicolid (= microtine) rodents. Other important food items were sciurid rodents, fruits, and by:   We assessed annual home-range area for 23 adult, resident American martens (Martes americana atrata) in a low-density population in eastern Newfoundland, Canada (–), and evaluated seasonal habitat requirements during a peak in abundance of snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus).Home-range estimates were km 2 and km 2 for males and females, Cited by:   Abstract.

We assessed annual home-range area for 23 adult, resident American martens (Martes americana atrata) in a low-density population in eastern Newfoundland, Canada (–), and evaluated seasonal habitat requirements during a peak in abundance of snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus).Home-range estimates were km 2 and km 2 for males and Cited by:   ABSTRACT We investigated habitat selection using single‐ and mixed‐scale modeling at 2 spatial scales, stand and home range, by the only known population of American martens (Martes americana) remaining in the historical range of the Humboldt subspecies (M.

humboldtensis) in California, andwe sampled a 12 times 14 grid with 2‐km spacing, using 2 Cited by: In northern Idaho, optimum American marten habitat, therefore, consists of landscapes with low road density, low density of non-forest patches with high canopy closure, and large areas of middle Author: Samuel Cushman.

American marten (Martes americana), a species sensitive to intensive logging, is often associated with old-growth coniferous results, however, question the specificity of this association. We studied habitat selection of marten at the southern fringe of the boreal forest, in mixed forest types.

Abstract. Regional differences in stand-scale habitat selection by American martens (Martes americana) suggest that attributes other than stand age and dominant overstory-species composition are responsible for observed habitat gh several investigators have suggested that martens require complex forest structure, few studies have attempted to quantify the relationship.

American martens inhabit a variety of forest types, including northern hardwoods, eastern hemlock, red spruce-balsam fir, northern white cedar, and mixed coniferous-deciduous forests (Fig.

5),19,21,34 Although oak forests are uncommon in currently occupied areas of the Northeast, oaks provide high-quality habitat for martens in Michigan. American martens are widespread around northern part of North America. Habitat of martens stretches from the northernmost forests of Alaska and Canada to northern New Mexico, from California to Newfoundland.

However, some small populations of American martens are estimated in the American Midwest – Wisconsin and Minnesota. partners, stakeholders, and the Wisconsin American Marten Advisory Committee.

In addition, 12 American marten experts from across North America reviewed and commented on the plan. The plan also had a formal day public review period. This plan was unanimously approved by Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board on Janu Although the American marten (Martes americana) generally is recognized as an obligate late-seral species, the factors dictating this association are poorly understood.

Martens were studied in Newfoundland, Yellowstone National Park, and in a captive setting. As expected, use of habitat types was not proportional to availability P. Research Article Habitat Selection by American Martens in Coastal California KEITH M.

SLAUSON,1,2 Department of Forest Science, Richardson Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, ORUSA WILLIAM J. ZIELINSKI, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Redwood Sciences Laboratory. The American pine marten (Martes americana), also known as the American marten, is a species of North American mammal, a member of the family species is sometimes referred to as simply the pine name "pine marten" is derived from the common name of the distinct Eurasian species Martes American marten differs from the fisher (Pekania pennanti) in.

Habitat associations of American martens have been well studied at the. Seasonal habitat selection by marten. Habitat for American martens (Martes americana) is associated with forest. American Marten The American marten (Martes americana) is currently designated as a sensitive species for the Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service and is of concern due to historic trapping, loss of habitat, and subsequent declines in both population and distribution (USDA ).

American martens use resting habitat between periods of activity to provide both thermal refugia and protection from predators. Maintenance or restoration of key elements of marten resting habitat, such as resting structures, requires that managers recognize their characteristics to.

ous marten habitat models and conclude with a discussion of the implications of our findings for managing marten habitat. Methods Study Area The study area is a km2 section of the Selkirk, Purcell, and Cabinet mountains, encompassing the Bonners Ferry and Priest River ranger districts of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest (Figure ).

Previous research on habitat associations of Newfoundland marten (Thompson and CurranSturtevant and Bissonette ) speculated that habitat requirements of American martens developed throughout mainland North America may not apply to the local conditions of Newfoundland and that habitat management for this endangered.

Out of five species of true marten, the American marten is the only species found in North America (Chapman & Feldhamer, ). They are also one of only two in the genus Martes located in North America, the other being the large-bodied fisher (Martes pennanti) (Buskirk & Zielinski, ).They are most predominately located in boreal forests stretching from Alaska to the coast of.

“American Marten BMP Zone” 2. Within the American marten range, all unforested land was removed, and then isolated stands of suitable forest habitats were also removed.

A stand was considered to be isolated if, within a surrounding area the size of an average marten home range (1, acres), less than 70% of the habitat was forested. Home range sizes vary considerably with habitat and prey densities.

Population densities of martens per square km are common in good habitat, but drop to martens per square km in poor habitat. Martes americana does not hibernate and is active all winter.

American martens. American martens are found from Southeast Alaska all the way up to the northern and western portions of the state where the last trees disappear and the true arctic tundra begins.

The marten's coat is characterized by soft, dense fur which varies in color from pale yellow to dark brown, often shading to black on the feet and legs. The Influence of Spatial Scale and Scale-Sensitive Properties on Habitat Selection by American Marten.

Authors; Authors and affiliations D.J. Harrison, and D.M. Phillips. Seasonal habitat selection by marten in an untrapped forest preserve.

Journal of Wildlife Management – Habitat associations of small mammals in a. Key words: American marten, habitat use, home range, Martes americana, Newfoundland, prey abundance An understanding of the spatial requirements of individuals is important for predicting the capacity of landscapes to support viable populations.

Home-range area has been shown to be highly variable for American martens (Martes americana). populations or habitat or the habitat requirements of American marten; such information can be produced only by a more planned and systematic approach to sampling.

However, noticeable gaps exist in the distribution of American marten. The most serious is that no martens were detected in the range of the Humboldt marten in Del.

Martens and Fishers (Martes) in Human-Altered Environments: An International Perspective - Kindle edition by Harrison, Daniel J., Fuller, Angela K., Proulx, Gilbert. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Martens and Fishers (Martes) in Human-Altered Environments: An Reviews: 1. Progress 10/01/98 to 09/30/04 Outputs Negative responses of American marten (Martes americana) to clearcut logging have been well documented, but information on the responses of marten to uneven-aged silvicultural practices is lacking.

Thus, habitat selection, home-range characteristics, and indices to performance were studied for marten that occupied home ranges with > 10% partial harvests in.

Marten habitat preferences in the northern Sierra Nevada. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 47(4): Stearns-Roger Inc.,Environmental baseline information of the Mount Vernon Region, Montana. Janu Steventon, J.

and J. Major. Marten use of habitat in a commercially clear-cut forest. Wildl. Martens and Fishers (Martes) in Human-Altered Environments by Daniel J. Harrison,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. 1.

Introduction. American marten (Martes americana) are associated with a variety of forest-stand types throughout their North American range, including late-successional, conifer-dominated forests in the western US and boreal regions of Canada (e.g.

Snyder and Bissonette,Thompson and Colgan, ).Recent studies in the eastern portion of the marten’s range suggest that mixed. American Marten Distribution, Abundance, and Seasonality. Uncommon to common, permanent resident of North Coast regions and Sierra Nevada, Klamath, and Cascades Mts.

Optimal habitats are various mixed evergreen forests with more than 40% crown closure, with large trees and snags.Martens and Fishers (Martes) in Human-Altered Environments: An International Perspective examines the conditions where humans and martens are compatible and incompatible, and promotes land use practices that allow Martes to be representatively distributed and viable.

All. Table 3. Present marten habitat suitability – Wildlife Total Marten Marten Habitat Number of Management Land Habitat Suitability Marten Unit Area (mi2) (mi2) Index Value2 Habitat Units3 1 3, 2, 1, 2 8, 7, 5, 3 3, 3, 2, 4 5, 4, 1, 5 2, 2, 1, 6 2, 2,