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Object & Deliverables
The primary purpose of this project was to improve the understanding of how grizzly bears use forested landscapes in west-central and northwestern Alberta, which would bolster the provision of knowledge and planning tools to land and resource managers to ensure the long-term conservation of grizzly bears in Alberta. This project was part of a multi-year project and leveraged with multiple sponsors. The leveraged funding for this project covered the data collection, analyses, and report of findings for several sub-projects during 2005/06 and 2006/07.
Project objectives included building upon and extending remote sensing habitat work; preparing maps showing probability of grizzly bear occurrence and potential movement corridors; collecting a data set of grizzly bear habitat use and movement patterns; collecting animal health data; and transferring information and tools to land and resource managers.
Study results are contained in two detailed reports:
- a ninety-two-page report entitled “Foothills Model Forest Grizzly Bear Research Program – 2005 Annual Report” prepared and edited by Gordon B. Stenhouse and Karen Graham, dated March 2006; and
- a sixty-seven-page report entitled “Foothills Model Forest Grizzly Bear Research Program – 2006 Annual Report” prepared and edited by Gordon B. Stenhouse and Karen Graham, dated March 2007.