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.

Collaborative Wildlife Monitoring in NW Alberta Caribou Ranges

Collaborative Wildlife Monitoring in NW Alberta Caribou Ranges

Chinchaga and Caribou Mountains

The goal of this project is to estimate ungulate, predator, and bird density in two NW Alberta caribou ranges: Chinchaga and Caribou Mountains. Ungulate and predator densities will be estimated by deploying three grids of 25 cameras across...

Ecosystem Monitoring Camera Program

Ecosystem Monitoring Camera Program

Cold Lake, East Side Athabasca, West Side Athabasca, Saskatchewan

The Ecosystem Monitoring Camera Program’s goals are two-fold. The first goal will be to monitor multi-species responses to caribou management actions over time using a remote camera program. The program specifically monitors changes in...

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.

Fernie Recreation Monitoring

WMU 4-23

20 cameras monitoring recreation effects of motorized and non-motorized recreation near Fernie. Paired cameras on adjacent wildlife trails.

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...

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...

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...

Grizzly Bear Habitat Use, Bella Coola Valley / Nuxalk Territory

Grizzly Bear Habitat Use, Bella Coola Valley / Nuxalk Territory

Bella Coola Valley / Nuxalk Territory

The Bella Coola Valley / Nuxalk Territory was recently provided with an independently conducted Bear Hazard Assessment (BHA) and new Human Bear Conflict Management Plan (HBCMP) following decades of continued human-bear conflict incidence...

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...

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...

Interior BC Moose Predation Risk Project

Interior BC Moose Predation Risk Project

Two study areas: 1) southwest of Prince George & 2) northwest of Kamloops

Two arrays of 50 wildlife cameras were deployed southwest of Prince George and northwest of Kamloops to identify the impacts of forest harvesting on distributions of moose and their predators. Predator distributions will be used to...