Thi s report summari zes the fi rst seasons fiel d work of the Coastal Grizzly Bear Research Project. In 114 days of field work, project staff trapped 34 bears (12 grizzlies, 22 black bears) a total of 42 times. Traps were set for 98 days for varying periods of time at 51 different locations throughout the Kimsquit study area; a total of 1234 trap nights were recorded. Of the twelve grizzlies captured, fi ve were yearl i ng cubs, three were adult femal es, three were adult males and one was a subadult male. Selected bears were fitted with radio transmitters. Collared bears were located a total of 72 times during 20 aircraft relocation flights (excluding cubs with females). Preliminary home range calculations were performed. The results of analysis of 100 scats collected in 1982 are presented. One grizzly den-site was located and measured in the spring
of 1982. Denning areas of the collared bears were located. Due to the emphasis on trapping and the curtailment of logging activity in June, limited data on the effects of timber harvest on coastal grizzly ecology were collected.
Hamilton, A.N.. 1984. Progress Report Coastal Grizzly Research Project 1982 Year 1. Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Forests. Wildlife Working Report. wr1