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Title: Habitat heterogeneity in eelgrass fish assemblage diversity and turnover

Year: 2011

Author(s): Clifford Robinson; Jennifer Yakimishyn; Philip Dearden

Type: Journal Article

Description:
Maintaining habitat diveristy and heterogeneity are key ecological elements of marine spatial planning. It is often assumed that patches of the same habitat harbour similar biological diversity. However, if habitat heterogeneity is high then the efficacy of habitats as surrogates of species diversity is weakened."

 

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Title: Wetland surveys for breeding amphibians within the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve Region 2008-2011.

Year: 2011

Author(s): Barbara A. Beasley

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
The goal of this project is to protect the integrity of local wetland ecosystems within the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve Region over time. These habitats provide a variety of ecological services and support amphibian species listed as being "at risk" within Canada. This project will determine the local status of Red-legged Frogs (Rana aurora) and Western Toads (Bufo boreas) and use fluctuations in their populations, as well as Northwestern Salamanders (Ambystoma gracile), as barometers of the health of our wetland ecosystems. Amphibians are good indicators of ecosystem intergrity becuase they are particularly sensitive to changes in water quality and quantity, and they are an integral part of the food webs within wetlands and surrounding forests. Habitat destruction, highway traffic, pollution, introduced Bullfrogs, and disease may reduce amphians populations. Sharing information on how these threats influence the status of local populations will help promote stewardship of wetland ecosystems in the region. The project objectives area: 1. To survey freshwater wetlands and monitor the breeding populations of two species at risk, the Red-legged Frog, the Western Toad, and a third species, the Northwestern Salamander, in and around Ucluelet, Tofino, and the Long Beach Unit of Pacific Rim National Park Resrve (PRNPR). 2. To describe vegetation, hydrology and surrounding conditions, of the wetlands. 3. To do surveillance for introduced Bullfrogs. 4. To provide opportunities for local youth and adults to learn skills involved in surveying amphibians and doing Bullfrog surveillance at wetlands. 5. To share information with local planners, government agencies, community leaders, landowners, and the general public in an effort to help maintain the ecological value of local wetlands, and the species at risk they support. ...

 

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Title: Learning to Life with Large Carnivores

Year: 2010

Author(s): Parks Canada Agency; EKOS Communications; Dani Thompson; Todd Windle; Danielle Edwards; Bob Hansen

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
A compilation of a variety of reports related to human-wildlife interactions, predatory-prey behaviour, and large carnivores of the west coast (cougar and wolf) as well as black bear.

 

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Title: Adventures With Killer Whales in Clayoquot Sound

Year: 2010

Author(s): Rod Palm, Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society

Type: Report (unpublished)

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Title: Low Tide Foods

Year: 2010

Author(s): Uu-a-thluk; Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Fisheries

Type: Brochure

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Title: kwaqmis (siihmuu,siihbuu) Herring Spawn

Year: 2010

Author(s): Uu-a-thluk; Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Fisheries

Type: Book

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Title: Writers Atwood, Gibson Help Raise Carnivore Awareness

Year: 2010

Author(s): Parks Canada

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Salmon Crisis

Year: 2009

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Multi-species Inventory of Elasmobranchs (Sharks and Skates) in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada

Year: 2008

Author(s): Jennifer Yakimishyn, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
Sharks and skates are a group of cartilagenous fish called elasmobranchs that occur in coastal waters of British Columbia. Shark and skate populations are globally declining due to their vulnerability to fishing pressure because they are long-lived, slow to mature and produce few young. Overfishing of top predatory sharks has cascading effects on the balance of marine food webs. Thirteen shark species exist in the marine waters surrounding Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (PRNPR) and the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has designated six of these species as species at risk. The basking shark is listed as endangered, the sixgill, tope and brown cat sharks are listed as special concern, and the great white and blue sharks are data deficient. In this study, historical and current locations were recorded for all of these species, except the brown cat shark. This project compiled a total of 284 current and historical shark and skate sightings from local community members and organizations such as the Royal British Columbia Museum, PRNPR, and Strawberry Island Research Society. Thirty-seven of these observations occurred within the boundaries of PRNPR and 32 occurred in waters surrounding Gulf Island National Park Reserve (GINPR). Overall, in 2007, 84 elasmobranch observations were made in waters along the west coast of Vancouver Island and consisted of eight species and one unidentified shark species. The highest numbers of sightings were recorded from July to September. Eight surveys of skate egg cases were also conducted in the spring of 2007 and 2008 in the Long Beach Unit of PRNPR. The big and longnose skate egg cases occurred in the highest numbers in February in the Long Beach north area. I compiled all distributional elasmobranch and skate egg case data points into databases (see URL on hard copy) which is available to Species at Risk (SAR) proponents and COSEWIC for status report preparation and review. For this report the distributional data points were used to generate multi-elasmobranch species distribution maps. The elasmobranch distribution database was also input into the NatureServe Kestrel data managements system and therefore is accessible to internal and external government agencies, non-government organizations and members of the conservation community. Future project recommendations include working with local First Nations communities to compile Traditional Ecological Knowledge on elasmobranch species, provide elasmobranch identification training opportunities to local sportfishing guides, continue interview style surveys and on local docks, continue surveys of skate egg cases in Long Beach north area in February, and use communication tools to deliver Species at Risk and elasmobranch information to the local community and adjacent urban centres.

 

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Title: Wild Cattle of Opitsaht hold on to coastal life

Year: 2008

Author(s): David Wiwchar

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Abalone needs a champion

Year: 2007

Author(s): Deboroh Steel

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Larry Johnson of Huu-ay-aht First Nation went to great lengths to bring a rare treat to a group of people attending a talk at the House of Gathering at Hupacasath on Jan. 8. He served up 100 Northern (Pinto) Abalone for sampling .... read complete story

 

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Title: Clayoquot Sound Salmon Review 1947-2007

Year: 2007

Author(s): Suzanne Hare; Steve Lawson

Type: Report (unpublished)

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Title: Human Encounters with Wolves and Cougars in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve Area: Summary and Analysis of Behaviour

Year: 2007

Author(s): Michelle Theberge

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
Encounters with wolves and cougars have been documented in a Wildlife Database at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (PRNPR) since 1984. In this report, I review all human-wolf and human-cougar encounters reported in and near PRNPR. A series of flowcharts were created to further categorize the wolf and cougar encounters with people and to help interpret carnivore behaviour. The human-cougar encounters fell under the following categories: 27 person encounters (with 7 subsequent behavioural categories); 7 pet encounters; and 13 place encounters. The human-wolf encounters fell under the following categories: 22 person encounters (with 7 subsequent behavioural categories); 27 pet encounters (5 categories); 12 vehicle or vessel encounters (2 categories); and 27 place encounters. Not all encounter records contained enough information for determining carnivore behaviour and were not used in the evaluation. Case histories of the encounters are included, and recommendations for gathering human-carnivore encounter information are given.

 

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Title: Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) Recovery on the West Coast of Vancouver Island

Year: 2007

Author(s): Melanie Kuxdorf; Jennifer Linton

Type: Student Paper

Description:
Introduction: Sea otters have been the target of both human greed and compassion for centuries. Once extirpated in many areas around the North Pacific Ocean due to intense hunting, a treaty in 1911 halted the commercial hunt allowing sea otters to begin a natural recovery. This, however, was too little, too late for the British Columbia population. By the middle of the century, the sea otter's key role in the Pacific marine ecosystem was becoming clear. A group of Alaskan sea otters were translocated to areas along the North American coast where they began to recover and expand their range. A significant increase in the sea otter population after nearly a century of extirpation is now a cause for concern in human inhabited areas. Sea otters are impacting shellfish fisheries along the coast of British Columbia, interfering with commercial and subsistence harvests. The communities on Vancouver Island, British Columbia are not only concerned about the impact sea otters will have on their liveliood but are angered by the way the Department of Fisheries and OCeans is handling the reintroduction of this once abundant keystone species. Sea otter populations are increasing and their return to Clayoquot Sound is inevitable. This project proposed tourism focusing on sea otters, as a means of replacing and even exceeding revenue lost from the shellfish fishery. We propose members of the small and geographically isolated communities of the West Coast of Vancouver Island will be able to benefit from the return of the sea otter, financially and culturally.

 

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Title: Black-tailed Deer ecology in and around Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Year: 2007

Author(s): Christian Engelstoft, Alula Biological Consulting

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
This report reviews published literature as well as governmental reports that pertain to deer studies on Vancouver Island for use towards building a habitat model based on satellite imagery. Objectives: 1) Provide an overview of deer ecology 2) Determine Black-tailed Deer density in different forest seral stages on the west coast of Vancouver Island based on literature review

 

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Title: WildCoast Project: Continuing Carnivore Diet Analysis

Year: 2007

Author(s): Billy Wilton, Clayoquot Biosphere Trust

Type: Other

Description:
The WildCoast Project is a research initiative that is trying to understand the increase of carnivore-human interactions by studying predators, prey and people. A key part of the predator research: to understand the diets of wolves and cougar. To address this knowledge gap: the project has developed and employed a technique to search systematically for carnivore scats within the study area.

 

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Title: Population Genetics of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Clayoquot Sound Gray Wolves (Canis lupus)

Year: 2007

Author(s): Erin Navid, University of Calgary

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
The objectives of this document are three-fold: 1) To obtain baseline genetic information and population structure of PRNPR and Clayoquot Sound wolves; 2) To provide management recommendations based on the genetic results uncovered; 3) To evaluate the effectiveness of non-invasive sampling methods for obtaining genetic information from elusive animals.

 

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Title: Wolf study on back burner

Year: 2006

Author(s): Denise August Titiam, Ha-Shilth-Sa

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Clayoquot Sound - Board members of the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT) were poised to make a firm decision on funding a controversial wolf study, but were forced to set the matter aside. Board member Larry Baird reported at the Dec. 9 meeting that he was unable to consult with Tla-o-qui-aht Ha'wiih as directed due to recent developments in the Maa-nulth Treaty negotiations....

 

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Title: Creature from the deep

Year: 2006

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

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A carcass found washed up on Long Beach last summer has been identified as the first recorded giant squid in BC waters....

 

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Title: Dead seabirds found on Vancouver Island beaches

Year: 2006

Author(s): Denise August, Ha-Shilth-Sa

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Long Beach - Several dozen seabirds found dead this winter on the beaches of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve appear to have died of starvation said Peter Clarkson, Assistant Chief Warden, PRNPR....

 

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Title: BC Hydro to bury line to spare eagles

Year: 2006

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

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BC Hydro has started work to bury a section of power line that is responsible for many eagle fatalities. Residents of Port Albion and Ittatsoo will see fewer power outages, and eagles will encounter fewer obstacles while mating once the crown corporation buries a kilometre of hydro line on Port Albion Rd. The work, which started March 25 and will continue over a two-month period, will decrease the number of yearly outages by five to ten to the 300 customers in the area, estimates a Hydro spokesperson....

 

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Title: Aggressive sea lions intimidate surfers

Year: 2006

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Sea lions have been sighted in near shore waters recently, feeding on spawning herring and causing some concern among local surfers. Although no encounters have been reported to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve since 2004, Warden Service Area Manageer for the Long Beach unit, Pete Clarkson, says current sea lion hot spots are Cox Bay and Wickaninnish Beach. The sea lions are in shallow waters feeding on schools of mating herring, a cycle that happens every year at this time for a few weeks, said PRNPR public consultant, Wendy Szaniszlo....

 

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Title: Wild Wolves? Understanding human-wolf interactions in a coastal Canadian National Park Reserve.

Year: 2006

Author(s): Jennifer Smith, Lakehead University

Type: Academic Thesis

Description:
In the Broken Group Islands unit (BGI) of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, there are increasing accounts of human-wolf interactions due to a combination of the recent migration of wolves (Canis lupus) into the area and high human use. The wolves have begun exhibiting less wariness of humans and are learning to forage for food in areas frequented by visitors. In this island environment, paddlers (kayakers and canoeists) constitute a significant 95% of total users, a highly influential group worthy of study. These increasing human-wolf interactions have prompted park managers to explore the human dimensions of wolf management with the intention to reduce risks to both people and wolves. In response to this need, I used a mixed-methods approach (surveys and interviews) to find out what attitudes were prevalent among paddlers in this area and how people perceived and felt about wolves being in the area.

 

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Title: Human Encounters with Wolves and Cougars in the PRNPR Region

Year: 2006

Author(s): Michelle Theberge, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Parks Canada

Type: Other

Description:
- Project Purpose and Objectives - Background: Wolves/Cougars - Questions and Methods - Wolf/Cougar Results - Behavioural Categories/Case studies - Data Limitations - Summary and Future Work

 

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Title: Notes on recent breeding of common murres at Starlight Reef and Cleland Island, British Columbia

Year: 2006

Author(s): Harry Carter; Ken Morgan; Trudy Chatwin; Francis Bruhwiler

Type: Journal Article

Description:
Breeding by relatively small numbers of Common Murres (Uria aalge) was reported in 1969-82 at Cleland Island, Florencia Islet and Starlight Reef on the central west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. No evidence of breeding or colony attendance has been reported since 1982. In 1989, one egg was found on Starlight Reef, likely indicated continued sporadic breeding by isolated pairs at this location. In 2006, five to 10 murres regularly attended and at least two pairs probably bred at a new breeding area on Cleland Island, but eggs or chicks were not seen. Since 1982, sporadic attendance without breeding also has occurred at Murre Reef, the previous breeding area at Cleland Island in 1969-1982.