Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 2216025

    Parsnip grizzly project 2003/04 completion report
Project lead: Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
Author: Seip, Dale R.
Imprint: Victoria, BC : Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, 2004
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Grizzly Bear, British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
Objectives for this year were: 1. Continue telemetry flights every 2 weeks on 6 collared bears to determine survival and cub production. Autopsy any mortalities. 2. Recover last remaining GPS collar to obtain stored data. 3. Sample the 4 plateau den sites from the previous winter. 4. Data analysis and report preparation. Accomplishments: 1. Telemetry flights were conducted every two weeks to monitor the collared bears throughout the summer and fall until they denned. By the denning period, only 3 of the 6 bears were still collared. Two others had dropped their collars and one was dead. Data on cub production and survival was obtained for the bears. The dead bear was autopsied, and had been illegally shot near a hunterís moose kill. 2. The last remaining GPS collar fell off the bear in mid-summer and was recovered to obtain the stored data. Access to the site required a helicopter. 3. Habitat characteristics were sampled at the 4 plateau den sites from the previous winter. Several of these sites required helicopter access. 4. A report on den site selection was completed and presented at 2 international conferences (New Zealand and San Diego). The paper has been submitted to a peer-reviewed journal for publication. Data on adult mortality rates and cub survival was summarised and presented at the Species at Risk Conference, Victoria, March 2004. The extended abstract will be published in the proceedings, a full paper will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal next year following additional analyses. Habitat use data were analysed and incorporated into a report that links habitat attributes to population density. This report is currently under review and will then be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.


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