The coastal forests of mainland British Columbia support some of the highest grizzly bear densities in the province. Apparently, logging in these forests results in declines in grizzly numbers. The operative factor in these population declines is unknown. To achieve management objectives established by the Ministry of Environment, Fish and Wildlife Branch, grizzly numbers must be maintained in coastal forests. To do so, the historical pattern of logging coastal forests followed by declines in grizzly bear numbers must be broken. A research project designed to provide the information necessary to address the long-term welfare of coastal grizzlies was initiated in April, 1982. This project is cooperatively funded and administered by the Ministries of Environment and Forests. Project planning documents and a first progress report have been previously prepared. This report summarizes project progress for year 2 of a five-year-study and outlines work objectives for year 3.
Hamilton, A.N., Archibald, W.R.. 1985. Progress Report - Year 2 - 1983 Working Plan - Year 3 - 1984 Coastal Grizzly Research Project. Ministryof Environment, Ministryof Forests. Wildlife Working Report. wr2