Landscape-scale factors affecting feral horse habitat use during summer within the rocky mountain foothills.

@article{Girard2013LandscapescaleFA,
  title={Landscape-scale factors affecting feral horse habitat use during summer within the rocky mountain foothills.},
  author={Tisa L Girard and Edward W. Bork and Scott E. Nielsen and Mike J. Alexander},
  journal={Environmental management},
  year={2013},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={435-47}
}
Public lands occupied by feral horses in North America are frequently managed for multiple uses with land use conflict occurring among feral horses, livestock, wildlife, and native grassland conservation. The factors affecting habitat use by horses is critical to understand where conflict may be greatest. We related horse presence and abundance to landscape attributes in a GIS to examine habitat preferences using 98 field plots sampled within a portion of the Rocky Mountain Forest Reserve of SW… CONTINUE READING