Moose Winter Tick Surveillance


What was this engagement about?

The BC Wildlife Health Program was again asking for help assessing the effects of winter ticks on the province’s moose population as part of its annual moose winter tick surveillance program.
The program relies on observations from wildlife professionals, wildlife enthusiasts and the public to:

  • monitor the number of animals with hair loss;
  • assess the amount of hair loss on each animal; and
  • estimate the overall prevalence and distribution of winter ticks.

Additional background information is available on the moose winter tick program page.

How will your contribution make a difference?

The findings of the surveillance program will contribute to the Provincial Moose Research Program, which was initiated in 2013 to investigate factors influencing moose populations in British Columbia.

Details of the Consultation:

Date: January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019

Status: Closed

Location: Province-wide

Category: Land & Animals

Type: Online

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