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Grizzly Bear Connectivity Mapping in the Canada–United States Trans-Border Region




Fragmentation is a growing threat to wildlife worldwide and managers need solutions to reverse its impacts on species’ populations. Populations of grizzly bears (Ursus arctos), often considered an umbrella and focal species for largemammal conservation, are fragmented by human settlement and major highways in the trans-border region of southern British Columbia, northern Montana, Idaho, and northeastern Washington. To improve prospects for bear movement among 5 small fragmented grizzly bear subpopulations, we asked 2 inter-related questions: Are there preferred linkage habitats for grizzly bears across settled valleys with major highways in the fragmented trans-border region, and if so, could we predict them using a combination of [...]


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PROCTOR et al 2015 Linkage Paper.pdf 773.57 KB


  • Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal


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