Associated with a wide variety of forest, shrub (particularly willow), and wetland habitats at various elevations. Forages on shrubs and early successional trees (popular, birch ) in forested areas. In Alaska, traditionally move between mountains and adjoining lowlands seasonally (ADF&G 1973, Franzmann 1981, Peterson 1955). Abundant in recently burned areas and naturally disturbed areas that have dense stands of willow, aspen, cottonwood, and birch. Often abundant along riparian corridors in patches of willow.
ADF&G. 1973. Alaska’s wildlife and habitat. Anchorage, Alaska. 144 pp. + maps.
Franzmann, A. W. 1981. Alces alces. Mammalian Species 154:1-7.
Peterson, R.L. 1955. North American moose. Univ. Toronto Press, Toronto. 280 pp.