- Snyder, Joyce E.
University of Maine Graduate School
The objectives of this study were to determine 1) if stage regeneration in clear-cuts influenced use by marten (Martes americana); 2) if size of residual balsam fir (Albies Balsamea) and black spruce (Picea mariana) stands was related to their use by marten; and 3) which habitat variables characterized successful trap sites. Habitat use by marten was investigated by livetrapping and snow tracking. Residual stands were classified into five size categories and clear-cuts into three categories based on height of balsam fir regeneration.