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Research Studies Related to Snowmobiling Impacts

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Carnivores, Coyotes, Goats, Sheep, Rabbits and Subnivean

View this chapter in “Research Studies Related to Snowmobiling Impacts”. Studies for which full reports are available have links below (blue titles only).

Mid-Sized Carnivores (Wolverine, Fisher, Marten, Lynx, Bobcat, Red Fox, and Weasel)
  1. Effects of Winter Recreation on Mid-Sized Carnivores (Wolverine, Fisher, Marten, Lynx, Bobcat, Red Fox, and Weasel) (1999)
Coyotes
  1. Effects of Winter Recreation on Coyotes and Lynx (2006)
Gray Wolves
  1. Effects of Winter Recreation on Gray Wolves (1999)
Mountain Goats
  1. Effects of Winter Recreation on Mountain Goats (1999)
Mountain (Bighorn) Sheep
  1. Effects of Winter Recreation on Bighorn Sheep (1999)
  2. How off-highway vehicles affect mountain sheep (1992)
  3. Cardiac and behavioral responses of mountain sheep to human disturbance (1982)
  4. Observations on the decline of the Rock Creek, Montana, population of bighorn sheep (1968)
Rabbits
  1. Effect of snowmobile noise and deer and rabbits in their natural habitat (1974)
Subnivean (under-the-snow)
  1. Winter Recreation Effects on the Subnivean Environment of Five Sierra Nevada Meadows (2004)
  2. Effects of Winter Recreation on Subnivean Fauna (1999)
  3. Ecological impacts of off-road recreation vehicles: Outdoor recreation research applying the results (1974)
  4. Snowmobile activity, subnivean microclimate and winter mortality of small animals (1972)
  5. Snowmobile use and winter mortality of small mammals (1971)