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This information focuses on wildlife habitat, which is one of the six significant issues raised in response to the June 2011 proposed action. Management of grizzly bear, woodland caribou and Canada lynx habitat varies little between alternatives because these are federally listed species.

All alternatives would address habitat connectivity (e.g., for American marten and grizzly bear) by restoring habitat and reducing the impacts of motorized travel routes. The viability of late-successional (old forest) wildlife species (e.g., woodland caribou, northern goshawk) would be addressed through a habitat restoration emphasis (Alternative P) or reserve system (Alternative R).

The table below summarizes the potential (low, moderate, high) that each alternative could provide or improve habitat conditions for federally listed and focal wildlife species.

No ActionProposed ActionAlternative PAlternative RAlternative BAlternative O
Species influenced by motorized recreation and road access
Examples: mule deer, elk, woodland caribou

Low

Moderate

High

High

Low

Low
Species influenced by habitat connectivity
Examples: grizzly bear, American marten

Low

Moderate

Moderate

High

Low

Low
Snag habitat-dependent species
Examples: black-backed woodpecker, pileated woodpecker

Low

Moderate

High

High

Low

Low
Riparian habitat-dependent species
Examples: Columbia spotted frog, Harlequin duck

Low

Moderate

High

High

Low

Low
Old forest (late-successional) dependent species
Examples: woodland caribou, northern goshawk

Low

Moderate

High

High

Low

Low