Evaluating the habitat capability model for Merriam's turkeys
Research Paper Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service
no. RM RP 320
Habitat capability (HABCAP) models for wildlife assist land managers in predicting the consequences of their management decisions. Models must be tested and refined prior to using them in management planning. We tested the predicted patterns of habitat selection of the R2 HABCAP model using observed pat- terns of habitats selected by radio-marked Merriam’s turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo merriami) in the Black Hills, South Dakota. Coefficients for winter required substantial revision, coefficients for summer were modified to a lesser extent. Coefficients are rec- ommended for winter, summer, and poult habitats.
Rumble, M.A. and Anderson, S.H., "Evaluating the habitat capability model for Merriam's turkeys" (1995). Aspen Bibliography. Paper 1860.