Table 6. Total distance traveled 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. The “Change” value means change compared to the current situation.

Scenario Mean Standard deviation Standard error Change Two-sided
p-value
1 (current situation) 2724 308 31 ... ...
2 (no salt pools) 2972 291 29 +9.10% < 0.01
3 (no salt pools with compensating salt pools) 2725 247 25 +0.02% 0.99
4 (two-thirds of salt pools removed) 2693 262 26 -1.15% 0.44
5 (two-thirds of salt pools removed
with compensating salt pools)
2756 304 30 +1.150% 0.47