Get involved

Our extensive DNA collections would not be possible without our volunteers from around the elk valley!

Corinne Hoetmer has been the Project Coordinator for the South Rockies Grizzly Bear Project since 2014. Corinne grew up in the Crowsnest Pass and after a decade of living in Calgary and almost another decade overseas, she returned to Canada in 2013. She currently lives in Fernie with her husband and son, where they enjoy spending time outdoors and hiking any chance they can get. Corinne has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Nature Conservation from Lincoln University in New Zealand.

One of Corinne’s tasks is to coordinate the volunteers who collect many of the hair samples for DNA and isotope analysis. Volunteers use many methods to do this from hiking to biking and even horse riding.

If you would like to find out more information or, become a volunteer for the project, please contact Corinne using the contact form below!

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