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.

Adopt-a-Camera Citizen Science Project

Adopt-a-Camera Citizen Science Project

Alberta

The main objective of this project is to create a citizen-based camera program to monitor under-sampled habitats from ABMI’s core grid while simultaneously engaging citizens. The project will aim to produce scientifically sound data...

Alberta Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program

Alberta Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program

Alberta

On sites across the province, ABMI deploys sets of four cameras to monitor the occurrence of meso and macro fauna.

Alberta Oil Sands Region Focal Area Program

Alberta Oil Sands Region Focal Area Program

Alberta Oil Sands Region

To better understand the direct impact of various oil sands industry activities on mammals and birds, the ABMI designed a monitoring program focussed on the in-situ region of the Oil Sands Region (OSR). Broadly speaking, the design...

BC cat count

BC cat count

City of Vancouver

Domestic cats (Felis catus) are abundant in urban areas and can have adverse impacts on urban wildlife and pose public health risks. A key component of understanding the impacts of cats, and developing humane, socially acceptable, and...

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,...

Bighorn Backcountry Project

Bighorn Backcountry Project

The Bighorn Project seeks to understand how anthropogenic footprint and human activity affects mammal communities in this amazing wilderness in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. This multi-use landscape houses a nearly intact large mammal...

Body condition monitoring of grizzly bears using remote cameras

Body condition monitoring of grizzly bears using remote cameras

Flathead valley, BC

We are collecting photos of grizzly bears so we can estimate body condition using a computer-based measurement method of bear size described by Shirane et al (2020; https://peerj.com/articles/9982/). The placement of cameras is critical...

Boreal Oil Sand Mammals - Christina Lake Project

Boreal Oil Sand Mammals - Christina Lake Project

Christina Lake

The Christina Lake Project seeks to understand how oil sands development, together with forest harvesting and roading, affect mammal communities in this highly developed corner of Alberta’s boreal forest. This unique landscape is a...

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...

Caribou conservation through better cutblock design

Caribou conservation through better cutblock design

West-central Alberta

Declines of woodland caribou are linked to human-caused landscape changes that convert mature forests to early seral stands. Early seral stands provide abundant forage that support high populations of primary prey (e.g., deer, moose, and...

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...