Trans-border Grizzly Bear Project
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- Mortality
- Fragmentation
- Habitat Security
- Education
- Monitoring
Current Status

research overview

Grizzly bear management and conservation can be categorized by 3 main issues: reducing human-caused mortality, providing adequate and secure habitat, and providing for inter-population movements with adjacent areas. Education is a common thread within these realms. Our research focuses on these categories.


Fragmentation & Linkage

  • Understand how inter-population movements influence the south Purcell and Selkirk grizzly bear populations.
  • Identify specific linkage zones, areas where bears move through human environments to access important habitat in adjacent areas.
  • Work to increase grizzly bear survival as they attempt to move through human environments.
  • Resources: Proctor et al. 2005b Hwy 3 paper, Proctor et al. 2008a Linkage report
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Habitat Security

  • Understand the need for habitat security to grizzly bears in the trans-border region,
  • Work towards identifying important high quality grizzly bear habitats to allow government, industry, hunters, and recreationists to consider improving habitat security so grizzly bear populations can be sustainable in these threatened populations.
  • Resources: Proctor et al. 2008b Habitat security report
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  • Share our results with all interested parties, including government, industry and members of the public.
  • Work to improve the ability of local landowners to coexist with grizzly bears by reducing wildlife attractants that might lead to bear-human conflicts.
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  • Monitor the success (or failure) of any management actions that are applied to improve grizzly bear status in the trans-border region.
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