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RESOURCES

Links to Other Organizations
& Web Resources

Government Organizations

Kananaskis Country - Provincial Park
Bear Management in Alberta - Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Banff National Park - Wildlife Hazards

Environmental Organizations

Research articles that summarize the science behind wildlife corridors and wildlife tracking in the Bow Valley can be found at the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley in Canmore. They can be reached at 403.678.3445 or visit www.biosphereinstitute.org

Information Centres

Alberta Parks & Protected Areas/Fish and Wildlife: 403.678.5508
Tourism Canmore: 403.678.1295
Barrier Lake Visitor Centre: 403.673.3985
Banff National Park: 403.762.1550
Travel Alberta Visitor Information Centre: 2801 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore

Informative Websites

Bears - General Information

Alberta BearSmart Program
Bears Management in Alberta - Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Bow Valley Bear Hazard Assessment (PDF document)
BearSmart Society
Bearsmart for Hunters
Efficacy of Bear Deterrent Spray (PDF document)
International Association for Bear Research & Management

Black Bears

Defenders of Wildlife - Black Bear
National Geographic - Black Bear

Grizzly Bears

Alliance for the Wild Rockies - Grizzly Bear
Defenders of Wildlife - Grizzly Bear
Foothills Research Institute
National Geographic - Grizzly Bear
Status of the Grizzly Bear in Alberta
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative - Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy

Bobcat

Defenders of Wildlife - Bobcat
National Geographic - Bobcat
International Society for Endangered Cats- Canadian Cats

Cougar

Alberta Sustainable Resource Development - Cougars
Canadian Wildlife Service - Cougar
Hinterland Who's Who - Cougar
International Society for Endangered Cats- Canadian Cats

Coyote

Cook County, Illinois, Coyote Project (PDF document)
National Geographic - Coyote
Ontario SPCA - Coyotes, living with wildlife (PDF document)
USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services - Urban and Suburban Coyotes (PDF document)
Canid Specialist Group - Coyotes
National Trappers Association - Coyote
Alberta Sustainable Resource Development - Coyotes
Alberta Sustainable Resource Development - Urban Coyotes (PDF document)
Talk about Wildlife - Gustave J. Yaki - Coyote
Wild Furbearer Management and Conservation - Coyote (PDF document)
Grady, Wayne. The Nature of Coyotes: Voice of the Wilderness (available at the Canmore Public Library)

Elk

BC Adventures - Elk
Bear Tracker - Elk
National Geographic - Elk
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

General

Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute
Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation
Alberta Wildlife Rehabilitator's Association
Friends of Kananaskis Country

Lynx

Defenders of Wildlife - Lynx
National Geographic - Lynx

Wolf

Defenders of Wildlife - Gray Wolf
National Geographic - Wolf

Wolverine

Defenders of Wildlife - Wolverine
National Geographic - Wolverine

WildSmart Affiliate Research

Bow Valley Bear Hazard Assessment by Jay Honeyman (PDF document)
Masters Thesis: Aversive Conditioning by Jay Honeyman (PDF document: 771 KB)

WildSmart Related Research

Masters Thesis: Communicating Across Species Boundaries by Laura Lynes (PDF document: 529 KB)

From Visitor to Participant: Engaging communities by empowering and supporting volunteers in Alberta’s parks and protected areas (PDF document: 1.2 MB)

Wildlife Deterrent Products

Kodiak Wildlife Products Inc


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