Ongoing ACS Lab research on human activity impact on grizzly bear behaviour

A beautiful brown bear partially hidden in the field of green grass it is standing on, turns its profile to the camera

Photo by Kate Field and Andy Wright.

The Raincoast Applied Conservation Science Lab at the University Of Victoria has completed its second year of research to study how varying human activity may affect grizzly bear behaviour in partnership with Nuxalk Fisheries and Wildlife (Nuxalk Nation) and BC Parks.

This field work is as social as it is ecological. Living and working in the Atnarko exposes us to dynamic and rich knowledge sharing from people who live and work among bears, including commercial operators and members from the Commercial Bear Viewing Association. Our research program also benefits from having Nuxalk youth on our crew this year, newly graduated from the Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards program, and now employed by Nuxalk Fisheries and Wildlife Department.

Kate Field, PhD Candidate and Raincoast Scientist.

You can read Kate’s full notes from the field on the Raincoast website. Sign up to receive our newsletter with updates like these.

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