Moose (Alces alces) winter habitat selection in the Northeast Superior region: comparing ways of knowing and seeking joint solutions using improved forest data

The goal of this research project is to identify where Indigenous Knowledge differs from how the province of Ontario understands and manages winter moose habitat, in order to better protect moose populations in the Northeast Superior region. Additionally, new and improved forest inventory data in the region will be investigated as a potential tool to help close the gaps identified through interviews and community engagement. This project will be carried out with the support of Wahkohtowin Development and aims to provide this organization with new information to better assist their owner First Nations in conversations about moose with forestry companies and the province

Elena McCulloch
Faculty Supervisor: 
Jesse Popp
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