We are conducting scientific research to better understand the effects of human activity on wolverine distribution, reproduction, connectivity and gene flow in Canada's Northern Columbia Region (2018 Annual Report), the Southern Columbia Region (Dens & Drones in the Kootenays) and the Canadian portion of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem (2016 Summary Report), to inform public and private land management that incorporate the needs of this elusive carnivore.
Using non-invasive methods such as remote cameras and DNA analysis of hair samples, we focus on landscape-scale questions of wolverine ecology in multi-use working landscapes. Our projects are undertaking the crucial research required to provide science-based information to agency decision-makers, landowners, natural resource companies, and First Nations so that the needs of wolverine are incorporated into land use plans, management plans, highway mitigation and other projects.
To succeed, we work collaboratively with agency biologists, local organizations, industry partners, non-profit conservation groups, and volunteer citizen-scientists to gather and disseminate the project's information.
The project educates and engages communities, while endeavoring to build citizen support for conserving the integrity of large landscapes, their ecological processes (particularly movement and habitat connectivity), and solutions that protect wildlife in the working landscapes of the study area.
We would like to hear from you if you see a wolverine, wolverine sign (tracks, scats, den), or what you might think was a wolverine sign. We're interested in submissions from anywhere in Western Canada, but in particular from the Selkirks, Purcells, Monashees, Cariboos and Canadian Rockies: Report a sighting
If you zoom in, you can see the wolverine track to the left of the red line. We followed it for over 10km while approaching the spot for sampling..
We’re partnering with BC Parks and the BC Parks Foundation to have 12 wolverine sampling sites in the wild and remote Mt Robson Provincial Park…
One amazing thing about this project is the support of the heli and cat ski industry. Among other things it means we get information from dozens..