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Volunteers needed for grizzly bear research in southeast B.C.

BC Local News
June 13, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Elk Valley residents can explore the outdoors for a good cause by taking part in grizzly bear research. The South Rockies Grizzly Bear Project (SRGBP) is a B.C. government-led study that aims to quantify and understand the population dynamics of grizzly bears in southeastern British Columbia. About 50 volunteers took part in the project last year, collecting more than 2500 bear hair samples from rub trees, which are wrapped with barbed wire. …This year, SRGBP Project Coordinator Emma van Tussenbroek hopes to recruit even more volunteers. “The South Rockies Grizzly Bear Project is a great project for the community to be involved with as volunteer efforts are helping contribute to grizzly bear research in the Elk Valley,” she said. “This project allows for exploring different trails in the area, is family friendly and can be done while hiking, biking, horse riding or riding ATVs.”

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