This project has been designed to evaluate existing grizzly bear/forestry 'best management' practices in the coast-interior transition of southern BC through scientific investigation of local grizzly bear ecology. The project will examine several hypotheses related to the impacts of forest practices including forest road access, influence of harvesting and silviculture on forage supply, and bear use of habitats. Objectives will be met through a combination of capture, radio-collaring and monitoring of a representative sample of resident grizzly bears, and the creation of a predictive model of habitat value based on spatially-explicit resource selection functions.
Clayton D. Apps ... [et.al.]