Projects

Wildlife-Park Visitor Interaction in South BC Coast Parks

Compiled here is a list of current and past projects with wildlife cameras in western Canada undertaken by our membership. You can click on any of the projects to learn more about them, or explore the map. You can also access our searchable database here,  where you can sort or search for projects by target species, affiliation, region, etc.

BC Parks Citizen Science Wildlife Monitoring Program

BC Parks Citizen Science Wildlife Monitoring Program

Southeast Fraser Valley

For the past five years, BC Parks has been working with partners in the Skagit Valley and other close protected areas to study wildlife utilizing an emerging tool: wildlife cameras.Through the Citizen Science Wildlife Monitoring project,...

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Box Lake (near Nakusp) Western Painted Turtle Basking Habitat Enhancement

Box Lake (near Nakusp) Western Painted Turtle Basking Habitat Enhancement

Box Lake, Nakusp BC

The main purpose of the habitat enhancement was to provide key basking and thermoregulation structures for the Western Painted Turtle population in Box Lake. This project involved installing anchored cedar logs, separated from the lake...

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Cathedral Provincial Park Mammal Monitoring

Cathedral Provincial Park Mammal Monitoring

Cathedral Provincial Park

A grid of roughly 50 cameras is being deployed within Cathedral Provincial Park in the Okanagan-Similkameen to produce a species inventory, investigate recreation impacts on wildlife, and provide information on a population of mountain...

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Elk Valley Grizzly Bear Project

Elk Valley Grizzly Bear Project

The Elk Valley

20 wildlife cameras have been deployed and are being used in conjunction with hair snags and GPS collars to investigate rates and mechanisms of grizzly bear mortality and reproduction across a human-influence gradient.

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Fisher Artificial Reproductive Den Box Project

Fisher Artificial Reproductive Den Box Project

Cariboo-Chilcotin

55 artificial den boxes were designed, constructed, installed, and monitored for fisher use in the Central Interior of BC. Monitoring included hair-snagging and video monitoring. Fishers used a small proportion of the structures for...

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Golden Ears/Malcolm Knapp Research Forest Integrated Monitoring

Golden Ears/Malcolm Knapp Research Forest Integrated Monitoring

Golden Ears Provincial Park and Malcolm Knapp Research Forest

A grid of 54 cameras has been deployed within Golden Ears Provincial Park and the adjacent Malcolm Knapp Research Forest within the Metro Vancouver Regional District to produce an inventory of current species residing in the area, as well...

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Grizzly Bear Habitat Selection for Buffalo Berry as a Food Resource

Grizzly Bear Habitat Selection for Buffalo Berry as a Food Resource

East Kootenay

18 cameras have been deployed on 9 permanent buffalo berry plots. These buffalo berry plots are used to better identify the trends in health and population dynamics of grizzly bears, by monitoring annual buffalo berry fruit production. At...

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Human-Carnivore Coexistence on Southern Vancouver Island

Human-Carnivore Coexistence on Southern Vancouver Island

Sooke

55 cameras have been deployed along an urban to wild gradient in order to calculate relative abundance along the gradient and to investigate potential correlation with human attractants and how many conflicts each area experiences. This...

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Human-Wildlife Use of Roads and Trails in Southwest Alberta

Human-Wildlife Use of Roads and Trails in Southwest Alberta

Southwest Alberta

43 camera traps were deployed on roads and trails in southwest Alberta to record the occurrence of eleven large mammal species, including humans and domestic cattle. Detections were used to investigate whether high human use of roads and...

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Kootenay Remote Camera Monitoring Project

Kootenay Remote Camera Monitoring Project

Management Units 4-01, 4-02, 4-06, 4-07, 4-22, 4-23

The Kootenay Region has a great diversity of wildlife including seven ungulate species (mountain goat, bighorn sheep, moose, mule deer, white-tailed deer, caribou and elk) and seven large carnivores (black bear, grizzly bear, wolf, coyote,...

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Mesocarnivore, Wolf, and Bear Population Viability and Connectivity in the Seton River Watershed

Mesocarnivore, Wolf, and Bear Population Viability and Connectivity in the Seton River Watershed

Seton River Watershed

This research is predominantly focused on wildlife, habitat and conservation; targeted species include primarily mesocarnivores (wolverine, lynx, etc.) as well as wolf, grizzly and black bears. We currently have 55 wildlife cameras...

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