Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
FII Project R04-049

    Estimating grizzly bear distribution and abundance relative to habitat and human influence
 
Contributing Authors: Apps, Clayton D.; McLellan, Bruce N.; Woods, John G.; Proctor, Michael C.F.; Serrouya, Robert; Pavan, Gary; Boulanger, John; Strobeck, C.
Imprint: Revelstoke, B.C. : British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Research Branch, 2004
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Avalanche, Chutes, Grizzly Bear, Habitat selection
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program
Description:
Grizzly bears are a very high profile species and integrating their requirements within intensively managed forested landscapes is a significant challenge and under intense public and professional scrutiny locally, nationally, and internationally. This project capitalizes on 25 continuous years of research that has radio monitored >140 different grizzly bears to: 1) compare grizzly bear habitat use, behaviour and population characteristics during the first pass of timber harvesting and a major gas exploration program (1978-1985), the period between timber harvesting (1986-1999), and during second pass of timber harvest (2000-2006), 2) test grizzly bear avalanche chute management guidelines, 3) work with managers to implement results into the various scales of land-use planning and development plus continue to publish in peer-reviewed journals and in conference proceedings and maintaining a high profile on international committees and groups such as the IUCN bear specialist group and the International Association for Bear Research and Management
Bruce McLellan et al.

    Deliverables:

Reproductive Maturation article (Ursus, Vol. 14(2), 109-119) (0.5Mb)
Year One Progress Report (0.1Mb)
Annual Progress Report (0.2Mb)
Grizzly Bear Distribution (J. of Wildlife Management, Vol. 68(1), 138-152.)
Sampling Design article (J. of Wildlife Management, 68(3), 457-469)

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Updated August 16, 2010 

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