Update on field work starting for the fRI Caribou Program
Blog post from the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative regarding a project being done in conjunction with fRI on hair corsitol in grizzly bears
Caribou Program presentations from the Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society conference
Snow is melting in the mountains and it’s getting close to caribou calving so the fRI Caribou Program's aerial based fecal surveys have wrapped up for the season. The Caribou Patrol is continuing to collect pellets from caribou migrating south of Grande Cache.
We’re going to have a big field season this year with crews based out of Hinton, the Grande Cache area and west of Manning. Crews start on the 19th of May so we’re busy getting everything ready for their arrival.
fRI General Manager Bill Tinge was recently recognized for his thirty years of service for the Government of Alberta. Bill is pictured here receiving his service award from Darren Tapp, Executive Director, Forest Management Branch, ESRD. Congratulations, Bill!
Lunch & learn program for program staff about using metadata with GIS products
Karine Pigeon has completed her PhD after years of research and work with fRI
Update on caribou fieldwork - fecal surveys - done in winter 2015
Article about grizzly bear behaviour, featuring Gord Stenhouse from the fRI Grizzly Bear Program
The caribou program have had a busy winter carrying out fecal surveys for health assessments in west-central Alberta. Challenging weather and snow conditions (warm temperatures, high winds, high avalanche conditions) has made this sometimes challenging.
Thank you to every one who applied for the summer field technician position. The response was somewhat overwhelming with over 350 applications received, many from highly qualified individuals. Choosing who to hire was a difficult decision.