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.
Supporting endangered East Kootenay Whitebark Pine More than 5,700 whitebark pine seedlings were planted near Boswell, Kimberley, and the Kootenay Pass between Salmo and Creston. Whitebark pine is a endangered and keystone species in high-elevation […]
Three floating nest platforms for common loons in the North Columbia have recently been monitored and maintained by Yucwmenlúcwu (Splatsin Caretakers of the Land LLP). All are in good condition and covered with vegetation. More […]
Meet our new Columbia Region board member Samara Kolasko Samara Kolasko is a biologist working in Revelstoke and has a M.Sc. from Simon Fraser University. She has six years of experience in terrestrial ecosystem conservation, […]