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Appendices

Appendix A: Maps of Nova Scotia showing distribution of (Fig. A1) moose populations and protected areas; (Fig. A2) moose habitat suitability values; (Fig. A3) road density and moose pellet presence/absence; (Fig. A4) contiguous areas of natural cover 10,000 ha; (Fig. A5) roadless areas; (Fig. A6) uneven-aged forest stands; (Fig. A7) combined cover for contiguous natural cover 10,000 ha, roadless areas, and uneven-aged forest stands; (Fig. A8) areas of primary priority combining natural areas, 10,000 ha, uneven-aged forest stands, and roadless areas; (Fig. A9) species at risk globally or provincially; (Fig. A10) highest rarity-weighted richness values; (Fig. A11) significant ecosites; (Fig. A12) signigficant old and unique forest stands; (Fig. A13) areas of primary priority for special elements; highest habitat suitability and population densities for (Fig. A14) American moose, (Fig. A15) American marten, and (Fig. A16) Northern Goshawk; (Fig. A17) 47 core areas selected by priority sites for representation, special elements, and focal species; (Fig. A18) cost-surface for American marten; and (Fig. A19) least-cost paths for American marten.
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Appendix B: A coarse-filter representivity-assessment framework.
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Appendix C: A table showing classes for assessing site potential for representation.
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Appendix D: A table showing coverages for assessing site potential for special elements.
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Appendix E: A table showing habitat suitability index (HSI) equations.
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Appendix F: A table showing habitat component composition and associated forest cover attributes for moose HSI.
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Appendix G: A figure showing the derivation of suitability index (SI) for each habitat component.
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Appendix H: A table showing chi-square values from regression analysis to determine the ability of habitat values and road density to predict moose pellet presence on transects.
Ecological Archives A015-068-A8.

Appendix I: A flow chart indicating overlay process and data layers for cost–distance analysis.
Ecological Archives A015-068-A9.

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