In the fall of 2002, the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, Environmental Stewardship
Division commissioned McCrory Wildlife Services to conduct a Black Bear Habitat and Hazard
Assessment of the Diamond Head Area of Garibaldi Provincial Park (The Bear Study). A report
on the bear study was received in December 2002, with recommendations for the mitigation of hazard to the public and improved protection for bears.
In response to the bear study, this action plan has been developed by Vicki Haberl with input
from Chris Platz, Area Supervisor for Garibaldi Park. The action plan provides responses to the
bear study recommendations with timeframes for implementation. The approved action plan will
be implemented as financial and human resources permit, and according to their overall priority
within the regional work plan.
Haberl, Vicki. 2003. Bear Study Action Plan: An Operational Response to the Black Bear Habitat and Hazard Assessment of the Diamond Head Area, Garibaldi Provincial Park. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection