Over 150 new electric fences installed to reduce grizzly bear mortality
Reducing Grizzly Bear conflicts
One hundred and fifty new electric fences have been installed to help reduce conflicts between grizzly bears and humans. This project, led by Grizzly Bear Coexistence Solutions with funding from the FWCP, mean 450 fences across the East and West Kootenay have been installed since 2013. Most contain an area small to medium in size—typically less than one acre—and are primarily around chicken coops, bee yards, fruit trees, and small numbers of livestock. This year, the project also saw ten grizzly bear safety and fencing workshops delivered throughout the FWCP’s Columbia Region.
Greg Rickbeil: new public representative for our Columbia Region board! Meet Greg. He’s the newest member of our Columbia Region board, that is responsible for all funding decisions and the region’s annual operating plan. There […]
Nutrient additions rebuild the natural food web The Nutrient Restoration Program is rebuilding the natural aquatic food web that existed in Kootenay Lake and the Arrow Lakes Reservoir before the construction of BC Hydro dams. […]
Columbia Region Board members (October 2023) are responsible for guiding our work. Their work is supported by fish and wildlife technical committees. Board members pictured, left to right: Michael Zimmer, Samara Kolasko, Wendy Booth, Eva […]