|Forest Investment Account|
|Abstract of FII Project R04-049|
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Testing guidelines and implications of intensive forest management on grizzly bears
|Author(s): McLellan, Bruce (BC Ministry of Forests)||Subject: Forestry, Integrated resource management, Wildlife||Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program|
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.
Updated September 08, 2005
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