Effects of mine development on woodland caribou Rangifer tarandus distribution

Wildlife Biology
Weir, J.N., Mahoney, S.P, McLarne, B. & Ferguson, S.H.

Knowledge of the effect of mining developments on caribou Rangifer tarandus is fragmentary. The authors examined the impact of the Hope Brook gold mine, southwestern Newfoundland, on the La Poile woodland caribou herd on a section of their year-round range. The authors examined the impact of the mine on caribou distribution during three phases of mine activity (pre-disturbance, construction and open-pit mining and underground mine and mill operation) in five seasons (winter, late winter, pre-calving, calving and autumn).