Friends of Kootenay Blog

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Wolverine Research

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Noninvasive genetic survey of wolverines are giving scientists some preliminary answers on how many wolverines may live in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks


Dr. Anthony Clevenger and his team are heading into their final survey of wolverines in the Canadian mountain parks.

The data will be used to conduct the first assessment of highway effects on wolverine population connectivity and will have important implications for how highways are managed throughout wolverine range in northern US Rockies and Canada.

The main emphasis for research on wolverines is for the twinning of the transcanada hwy but research is also being carried out in Kootenay National Park. Next winter (2012-13) they will repeat their survey over 6000km2 in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks

For more information see Research Blog and The 2011 Annual Report

To become involved go to http://highwaywilding.org