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Southern Interior Mule Deer Research Project Underway

Forest Enhancement Society of BC
July 14, 2020
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Through cooperation with partners such as the Forest Enhancement Society of BC, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation is able to support conservation projects like the Southern Interior Mule Deer Project in studying how mule deer population respond to wildlife and habitat change. Conducting research in the Boundary Region, West Okanagan, and Bonaparte Plateau the project hopes to reveal why mule deer populations are declining in BC’s southern interior and provide recommendation on how to restore their abundance in the area. “What we have heard from Indigenous communities, ecologists, and resident hunters is that the decline of mule deer matters to them and the status quo is no longer sufficient. It is time we bring more science to bear on issues affecting wildlife in BC,” said Dr. Adam T. Ford, Assistant Professor at UBC.

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