This project builds on the knowledge and data sets the Grizzly Bear Program gathered in this area over the past 12 years. This project is intended to gather additional datasets to address forest management planning issues, and to utilize existing data and expertise for the development of new and important tools for forest management planning in Alberta that will aid in grizzly bear and caribou management and recovery of these species at risk.
Grizzly bears are considered to be a threatened species in Alberta and recovery efforts are now underway. A significant proportion of grizzly bear range in Alberta occurs within the boreal forest and this is also an area that has ongoing forest management activities. The new tools we develop from this work will be made available to all program partners for operational application.