Table 3. Ranking values used to evaluate the attractiveness of each forest polygon in relation to the distance to the closest salt pool in modeling moose behavior along highways in the Laurentides Wildlife Reserve. Forest polygons that contained a salt pool were assigned a value of 5. Other values were assigned based on their proximity to the nearest salt pools as shown below.

Value Distance to nearest salt pool (m)
5
Contains the salt pool
4
100
3
250
2
500
1
1000
0
> 1000