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Yellowstone National Park Report

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This research project has two primary goals. The first is to determine home range spatial dynamics of marten (Maxes americana) in Yellowstone relative to habitat type. Results of this analysis will aid in the understanding of marten habitat selection. The study's second goal is aimed at identifying the habitat variables that influence subnivean access. A proximate factor analysis of subnivean access behavior will be conducted to determine the components that make old growth suitable for marten. Results from both objectives will allow assessment of the effects of the 1988 fires in Yellowstone on marten habitat.