Grizzly Bears and Pipelines: Response to Unique Linear Features

GL 09-9203-50
Gordon Stenhouse, Foothills Research Institute

With continued development and expansion of oil and gas pipeline operations in grizzly bear habitat, it is important to gain an understanding of the potential impacts of pipeline development on grizzly bears. At the present time, there is limited research documenting how grizzly bears respond to pipelines in western Canada. Results from this research will help resource managers to understand and predict where, when, how, and to what extent grizzly bears may utilize active pipeline right of ways (RoWs).

Policy Issue
Biodiversity: Species conservation: grizzly bears

Knowledge Gap
Grizzly bear responses to oil and gas development



Published paper

Published paper: Wildlife Biology. 2014. Wellsite selection by grizzly bears Ursus arctos in west—central Alberta Author(s): Tracy McKay, Ellinor Sahlén, Ole-Gunnar Støen, Jon E. Swenson and Gordon B. Stenhouse