This report is divided into 3 chapters: 1) A quantitative analysis of factors affecting the use of avalanche chutes by grizzly bears using data from the West Slopes bear study, centered on Golden, B.C.; 2) A test of an expert-based model, which was an interim management tool developed for Meadow Creek Cedars Kootenay Lake operations. The expert-based model was tested in the West Slopes study area with grizzly bear telemetry data.; 3) A brief description of avalanche chute mapping activities done during the 2006-07 fiscal year, occurring in the Lake Revelstoke Valley, and in the Lardeau valley near Meadow Creek Cedars operations.
prepared by Robert Serrouya and Gary Pavan.
Serrouya, Robert, Pavan, Gary. 2007. Factors affecting the use of avalanche chutes by grizzly bears: model development and application using fine-scale mapping of avalanche chutes. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program. Forest Investment Account Report