Table 5. Number of road crossings by model moose while traveling during the summer period according to five different modeling scenarios. Modeling scenarios differed from each other with respect to the degree of salt pool removal and the creation of compensatory salt pools. We conducted 100 runs per scenario. Standard error is equal to the standard deviation divided by the square root of the sample number.

Scenario Mean Standard deviation Standard error Reduction One-sided p-value
1 (current situation) 45.58 22.79 2.28 ... ...
2 (no salt pools) 23.14 13.18 1.32 49.24% < 0.001
3 (no salt pools with compensating salt pools) 37.55 19.03 1.90 17.62% 0.004
4 (two-thirds of salt pools removed) 38.27 16.52 1.65 16.05% 0.005
5 (two-thirds of salt pools removed with compensating salt pools) 38.06 17.04 1.70 16.50% 0.004