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Report: Kootenay Connect: Riparian Wildlife Corridors for Climate Change Year 2 COL-F21-W-3307

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Riparian and wetland systems are biodiversity hotspots and climate refugia that also act as wildlife linkages across human-settled valleys. In the Kootenay region of BC, protecting riparian-wetland complexes is also the best opportunity for re-establishing fragmented grizzly bear populations and potentially other wildlife species.

Author:  Michael Proctor, PhD and Marcy Mahr, MSc

Old Reference Number:  COL-F21-W-3307

Old Reference System:  FWCP - Fish Wildlife Compensation Program Columbia

Date Published:  Apr 2021

Report ID:  59357

Audience:  Government and Public

A new initiative called Kootenay Connect integrates large carnivores, ungulates, and other wildlife and species at risk occurrence data with large riparian-wetland complexes mapped in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to identify critical habitats and connectivity corridors at a regional scale.

Report Type
  Terrestrial Information
  Mammals - Grizzly Bear: Ursus arctos
  Region - Kootenay
  Terrestrial Information - Habitat Monitoring
  Vegetation - Riparian

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