Moose (Alces alces) are an integral part of biological processes and a favorite sight of visitors to
Voyageurs National Park (VNP). In the face of global climate change moose may also become a
bellwether species for the persistence of northern species in VNP and the surrounding area. Climate
change will affect national parks like VNP in many ways, ranging from changes in vegetation and
possible loss of wildlife species to altered visitation rates by people (NPCA 2007). The National Park
Service, and Voyageurs National Park in particular, is uniquely positioned to both study the effects of
climate change on northern species and provide refugia for populations of northern species such as
moose, given the general lack of fragmentation and human disturbance in National Parks (NPCA 2007).
Moen, Ronald; Joyce, Michael; Windels, Steve, K..
Effect of Temperature on Habitat Use by Moose in Voyageurs National Park in the Summer (RWO 94 Final Report, 2015).
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