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Title: Gooseneck Barnacles Back on the Menu

Year: 2014

Author(s): Uu-a-thluk

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Wally'w World: Recovering Tofitian Finds New Challenges

Year: 2014

Author(s): Jackie Carmichael

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Title: New wolf pack in park showing signs of habituation

Year: 2014

Author(s): Larry Pynn, The Vancouver Sun

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Title: Clash between wildlife, people could lead to death, lawsuits

Year: 2014

Author(s): Andrew Bailey

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Title: Amphibians and Fish Within Wetlands of the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve Region 2012-13

Year: 2014

Author(s): Barbara Beasley

Type: Report (unpublished)

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We gathered information about the distribution of two species of aquatic-breeding amphibians. Red-legged frogs (Rana aurora) and Northwestern Salamanders (Ambystoma gracile) relative to the presence of native species of fish, in particular Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki clarki) and Three-spined Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in natural and restored/created freshwater wetland habitats. The Red-legged Frog and Cutthroad Trout are blue-listed species in British Columbia and the former is also federally listed as a Species of Special Concern. Our ultimate aim is to gather information that will help us learn how to manage and restore wetlands in ways that provide productive habitat for both fish and amphibians. We focused our project at wetlands within and adjacent to the Lost Shoe watershed on the Kennedy Flats near Ucluelet, BC. Many fish streams in the Kennedy Flats damaged by poor logging practices in the past are undergoing restoration. Improving fish access to Swan Lake, a 4-ha wetland that currently has no fish, has been a controversial project because Swan Lake has one of the highest counts of breeding Red-legged Frogs recorded in BC. It has been suggested that restoration of fish access to Swan Lake will cause a reduction in the breeding population of Red-legged Frogs and other amphibian species, but the magnitude of the reduction is unknown. Our objectives were to (1) collect baseline data on the abundance of egg masses and larvae of Red-legged Frogs and Northwestern Ssalamanders at Swan Lake to compare to abundance patterns after fish return in the future, (2) compare the relative abundance of egg masses and larvae of Red-legged Frog and other amphibians in wetlands with and without fish, and (3) document water quality variables that could limit the abundance or duration of fish presence in Swan Lake and other wetlands.

 

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Title: Long Beach Wolves Too Friendly for Comfort

Year: 2014

Author(s): Denise Titian

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Cougar Advisory

Year: 2014

Author(s): Jackie Carmichael

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Ahousaht to cull wolves following daylight attacks

Year: 2014

Author(s): Denise Titian

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Title: Bigfoot leaves his muddy mark near Ahousaht

Year: 2014

Author(s): Denise Titian

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Title: Wasting disease hits west coast sea stars

Year: 2014

Author(s): Andrew Bailey

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Title: Risk ratings assigned to factors limited Chinook

Year: 2014

Author(s): Conor Mackenzie, Clayoquot Salmon Roundtable

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Title: Kennedy Watershed Restoration Project

Year: 2014

Author(s): Jessica Hutchinson; Lily Burke; Warren Warttig

Type: Report (unpublished)

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The Kennedy Flats Watershed is located in Clayoquot Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. Much of the watershed was logged between 1950 and 1980. Logging practices of the time were not designed to protect wildlife or fish habitat, and as a result many of the streams in the area have reduced fish access, poor water quality, and lack the necessary characteristics to support healthy and diverse wildlife populations. Central Westcoast Forest Society (CWFS) initiated the Kennedy Watershed Restoration Project in 1994 to address the conditions affecting wildlife and wild salmon productivity. Since that time, CWFS restoration crews have been working to restore the hydrological and ecological functions of the watershed. ...

 

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Title: Province's Wolf Management Plan Allows Controlled 'Harvest'

Year: 2014

Author(s): Westerly News

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Title: Who is shooting sea otters in Clayoquot Sound? Not geoduck fishers, writer says.

Year: 2014

Author(s): Grant Dovey

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Title: Sea otter shot, killed off Tree Island in Clayoquot Sound

Year: 2014

Author(s): Jackie Carmichael

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Title: Partnership celebrates marine foods in schools

Year: 2013

Author(s): Uu-a-thluk

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Title: Status Update on the Surveillance of Wild Anadromous Salmonids in British Columbia

Year: 2013

Author(s): Aquatic Surveillance and Epidemiology, CFIA

Type: Report (published)

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Title: CO: Bear in Tofino a human problem

Year: 2013

Author(s): Andrew Bailey

Type: Newspaper Article

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Title: Bones from aboriginal whaling site near Tofino give insight to ancient coastal cultures

Year: 2013

Author(s): Larry Pynn

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Title: Hereditary chiefs worried about herring spawn decline

Year: 2013

Author(s): Debora Steel

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Title: Watching for bullfrogs on the west coast

Year: 2013

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Title: Entangled whale freed of West Coast

Year: 2013

Author(s): Jackie Carmichael

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Title: Cougar killed by spear after attacking woman

Year: 2013

Author(s): Jackie Carmichael

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Title: Dark wolf still exploring Ucluelet, officials say

Year: 2013

Author(s): Andrew Bailey

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Title: Does Sex Matter? Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Cougar-Human Conflict in British Columbia

Year: 2013

Author(s): K. J. Teichman; B. Cristescu; S.E. Nielsen

Type: Journal Article

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Wildlife-human conflicts occur wherever large carnivores overlap human inhabited areas. Conflict mitigation can be facilitated by understanding long-term dynamics and examining sex-structured conflict patterns. Predicting areas with high probability of conflict helps focus management strategies in order to proactively decrease carnivore mortality. We investigated the importance of cougar (Puma concolor) habitat, human landscape characteristics and the combination of habitat and human features on the temporal and spatial patterns of cougar-human conflicts in British Columbia. Conficts (n=1,727; 1978-2007) involved similar numbers of male and female cougars with conflict rate decreasing over the past decade. Conflicts were concentrated within the southern part of the province with the most conflicts per unit area occurring on Vancouver island. For both sexes, the most supported spatial models for the most recent (1998-2007) conflicts contained both human and habitat variables. Conflicts were more likely to occur close to roads, at intermediate elevations and far from the northern edge of the cougar distribution range in British Columbia. Male cougar conflicts were more likely to occur in areas of intermediate human density. Unlike cougar conflicts in other regions, cattle density was not a signficiant predictor of conflict location. With human populations expanding, conflicts are expected to increase. Conservation tools, such as the maps predicting conflict hotspots from this study, can help focus management efforts to decrease carnivore-human conflict.