Who we are

The South Rockies Grizzly Bear Project (SRGBP) is a group of scientists and natural resource managers studying grizzly bears in Southeastern British Columbia.

The project is led by scientists from the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and also includes a project coordinator, partners from local universities and volunteers.

Dr Bruce McLellan has been studying bears in the Flathead valley of southeast British Columbia, primarily using radio telemetry, since 1978. Dr Garth Mowat began sampling bears using hair collection and genetic analysis in 2006 across a larger area in southeast British Columbia that included Dr. McLellan’s original study area. Clayton Lamb joined the study in 2014. He is investigating population limiting factors of grizzly bears for his PhD work at University of Alberta.

Our aim is to quantify and understand the population dynamics of grizzly bears in this area.

The SRGBP core team from left to right: Dr Garth Mowat, Dr Bruce McLellan and Clayton Lamb (PhD candidate)