Wolf Scat and wolves


Right know we are working with Chris Darimont and Heather Bryan from the Raincoast Conservation Society and the University of Saskatchewan, picking up wolf scat and marking with GPS for the testing for parasites in the local wolf population. This weekend between the rain showers we got to get out and collect some scat, we also got see a wolf near the summer Den, we could not tell if he or she was one of last year’s cubs, the wolf was a bit small.
Been out to the dump a few times , Spring is right around the corner and the fence and gates are still open, and not electrified yet, the bears will be out soon. The city of Prince Rupert made a new dump and electrified it to keep out bears and other predators. Plus its private property I have on a few occasions been asked to leave when I hiked in to take pictures of eagles. I believe the City has to be accountable for their actions, and by keeping people away is not the way….
With all the work been done on Kaien Island with the new port expansion, the garbage dump, coal and open pit mining (gravel pit). I wonder if this will have an impact with the local wolf population. Two of the above are near den sites. This pack is getting older the alpha male and female will be loosing there positions in the pack in the next few years. It will be interesting to see what will happen with the pack.

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