Environmental Research Program

This program delivers on various important but limited duration, specific scientific topics.

It identifies data gaps and next steps for land and resource management issues in Alberta that are not being addressed by other fRI Research programs. The program also develops new approaches to research and project delivery.

Guiding Principles
  1. Build upon previous investments in past and current research
    There is a clear desire to build upon existing data sets or research findings which should include fRI Research programs as well as from other research groups.
  2. Establish partnerships
    New projects should, whenever possible, establish new partnerships or expand existing partnerships within the research community and with local groups as appropriate.
  3. Indigenous involvement
    New projects should strive to have strong indigenous involvement at all levels of program development, implementation, completion and information dissemination.
  4. Tools and application focus
    New projects should consider how research results and findings can be “operationalized” in the form of tools and applications for the end users.

Program Lead
Gord Stenhouse
illustration of a grizzly bear in a snowy forest
Non-invasive population monitoring in Bear Management Areas 3 and 4.
American Marten. Photo taken in Yellowstone NP by NPS.
Working with local trappers to monitor martens in Alberta.
grizzly bears, moose, and wolf
Videos | Photo Galleries | Audio-Visual
Trail camera footage of grizzly bears and other animals visiting our 2023 hair snag sites.
employment opportunity habitat and field technician
Applications are now closed. Thank you to all who applied!
job opportunity biologist
This position is now closed.
grizzly bear at a hair snag site. some text visible behind the bear says how to setup a hair snag site
Grizzly bear hair is incredibly useful for conservation science, but how do we collect it in a way that is safe for us and the bear?
watercolour of an american marten in a forest
Supporting local trappers and the forest industry as they work together to answer questions about marten habitat use.
2 Grizzly bears in a flower meadow
A team of four earn their nicknames in the foothills south of Hinton.
Dr. Darío Fernández-Bellon on Ireland's highest peak.
Darío has studied many species, on many continents, making contributions to many questions along the way.
grizzly bear among bushes
We are hiring a Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project Lead. This is a 5-year position and this opportunity will remain open until a candidate is selected.
tuft of hair on barbed wire
The Grizzly Bear Monitoring project is hiring four field technicians for summer 2023 field work. Application closing date:  Feb 28, 2023.
Gord Stenhouse
Gord Stenhouse
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Cameron McClelland
Senior Biologist