Table 1. Description of habitat types used to model moose behavior along highways in the Laurentides Wildlife Reserve, Quebec, Canada. Habitat types were based on the vegetation available in each forest polygon found on forest maps of the study area. Each habitat type was also assigned a value for its food and cover quality attributes as suggested by Dussault et al. (2006b).

Habitat type    
Description        
Food quality Cover quality
Other Lakes, islands, other 2 1
Fi50 Deciduous, intolerant hardwoods up to 50 yr old 4 2
Ft50 Deciduous, tolerant hardwoods up to 50 yr old 5 2
IMP Buildings, urban area, fens, bogs, alder stands 2 1
Mi10 Mixed and intolerant hardwoods ≥ 10 yr old 5 1
Mi30 Mixed and intolerant hardwoods ≥ 30 yr old 4 3
Mi50 Mixed and intolerant hardwoods ≥ 50 yr old 3 3
Mt50 Mixed and tolerant hardwoods ≥ 50 yr old 5 3
R10 Conifers regenerating 3 1
RE30 Conifers with black spruce ≥ 30 yr old 1 4
RS30 Conifers with balsam fir or white spruce ≥ 30 yr old 2 4