Human/Grizzly Bear Coexistence Project in the Kootenays Gets Funding Plus 180 Conservation Projects Across BC

Forest Enhancement Society of BC
June 18, 2020
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Through cooperation with conservation groups like the Forest Enhancement Society of BC, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation is able to support projects such as the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development’s study of grizzly bear mortality in the Kootenay region. This project builds upon a large base of research to provide recommendations on how best to solve pressing conservation concerns in a region with one of the highest rates of human caused grizzly bear mortality in the province. Project lead Clayton Lamb is working with researchers and local authorities in the Elk Valley to track bear populations and implement precautionary measures designed to limit human/bear conflict.

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