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Clearwater (BMA 4) Grizzly Bear Population Inventory

This DNA mark-recapture study uses hair snags to conduct the first repeat estimate of the population of grizzly bears in BMA 4.

This area Bear Management Area was previously surveyed in 2005, which estimated a population of 45 grizzly bears. It is bordered on the north by Highway 11, on the west by Banff National Park, on the south by Highway 1, and on the east by Highway 22.

This project will use similar methods to the previous 2005 survey, so that we can compare the results to see how the population has changed.

  • January 2018

    Project Begins

    Progress update:Planning and preparation underway

Anja Sorensen

Research Staff

Gord Stenhouse

Program Lead

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