The 2021 theme is “From Alpine to Valley Bottom: Conserving Essential Habitats in the Kootenays”.
Drones & Dens: Using non-invasive techniques to find wolverine dens
Thursday, January 28, 2021, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. MT
Wolverine are a species of conservation priority provincially and nationally, partially due to their naturally low reproductive rates. Female wolverine are vulnerable to disturbance, especially at reproductive den sites. Dens are excavations in the snow in high elevation cirque basins near tree-line and preferred areas are used repeatedly. Deep snow is favoured for denning habitat, making wolverine susceptible to climate change and a shrinking snowpack. Doris Hausleitner will describe female wolverine denning areas and how they have searched for them using a combination of new technologies and citizen science.
Regsiter with Kootenay Conservation Program at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dp7RL_HQQy6yCny9fXMOYQ