- Cioffi, Patrick Jane
University of Maine Graduate School
Cover and browse selection by moose were studied during 2 winters in an area of Maine where mechanized pulpwood harvesting techniques are employed on a large scale. Information was obtained from examination of 398 bedding sites and 149 feeding sites. During the milder of the 2 winters, when monthly mean snow depths did not exceed 37 cm, moose selected softwood clearcuts for both bedding and feeding second growth softwood and mature stands were avoided. When second growth stands were used, moose selected bedding sites with low conifer density, basal area, and overstory crown closure.