As predator, bears help keep prey populations
in-check with the carrying capacities of the land. Bears also carry tons of nitrogen-rich
fertilizer annually - in the form of salmon carcasses, crustaceans and sea weeds
- from Clayoquot waterways, onto nitrogen-depleted inland environments.
Bear mapping tools include infared motion-triggered cameras, bear hair snares
(hair collectors) and good old-fashioned tracking. By utilizing these and other
methods of research and investigation, resort staff, guests, and consulting biologists:
- Learn about and track bear families - through DNA study and cataloguing.
movement corridors and levels of use.
- Locate critical denning sites and
- Mitigate impacts of guests and of Outpost expansion on
bear population and habitats.