Bear Safety

My name is Mercedes, and this is my very first year working with Spirit Bear Research Foundation as a Youth Intern! My first day in the field was exciting because I was able to get off the boat at every sampling site to learn more about bears and bear safety. I also learned more about … Continued

Meet our 2016 team

This is my third year working in Klemtu on Spirit Bear Research Foundation’s bear monitoring project. I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with many wonderful colleagues over this time and am happy to introduce you to this years crew. Each person on our team brings something unique to our group; together we have such … Continued

Back Home to Klemtu: Santana’s Story

  I moved back home to Klemtu after over a decade of being away. I was of course expecting changes in the community, however, I was definitely blown away by just how much change had occurred. Klemtu has grown significantly in so many beautiful ways that even after almost three years back, I am still amazed. … Continued

Start of the 2016 Field Season

The SBRF field season is in full swing! After a week of preparation and community engagement, the crew set out Monday on the first round of research, setting up bear monitoring research sites. We are fortunate to see the return of senior staff, as well as many new additions. Each crew member brings with them … Continued

Chantal Pronteau: Reflections on research

I joined the Spirit Bear Research Foundation as a part time youth intern in 2014 and was welcomed back as a full time field technician in 2015. This job has given me the opportunity to work with some amazing people who have helped me grow in so many aspects of my life. It is almost … Continued

Spring Sampling 2015

It is finally sampling season and spring has arrived!  The warmth of longer days is welcomed on the Central Coast and the dormancy of winter has yielded to stunning displays of new life.  Lupines and paintbrush (Castilleja spp.) are standing tall in estuaries, splashing colour around the lush green landscape. Bald Eagle chicks (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) … Continued