Reducing Human-Grizzly Bear Conflict in British Columbia

The grizzly bear is an iconic Western species that is highly sensitive to habitat fragmentation. Grizzlies were extirpated from most of their range in North America in the 1800’s, and today persist in only the most remote wilderness areas. The grizzly subpopulation in British Columbia is especially important, as it connects bears in the contiguous …

Weekly Update: The South Rockies Grizzly Project

The South Rockies Grizzly Project in British Columbia seeks to research “bottom- up” effects on bears, such as habitat or prey availability, as well as “top-down” effects like hunting and human development. The goal of the project is to balance hunting opportunity, human safety and conservation risk for grizzly bears in the southern Rocky Mountains …

Issue of the Week: Dam Breaks in British Columbia

On August 5, 2014, a dam burst in central British Columbia threatening not only the province’s watershed, but all of wildlife in the surrounding environment. The dam break occurred in Mount Polley, an open-pit copper and gold mine, where the dam held back water, sediments and other mining wastes. The breach released 10 million cubic …

International Wildlife Management Symposium: Managing Wildlife in the Next Century

In late 2011, the International Wildlife Management Symposium met near Vancouver, British Columbia, and was attended by wildlife biologists and hunters from multiple countries. Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) was a sponsor of the meeting, supporting its theme; Managing Wildlife in the Next Century. SCI member Shane Mahoney gave a riveting keynote address entitled, Why …