Protecting Grizzlies in Huckleberry Country

In April, we shared an article about  research ecologist Tabitha Graves and biologist Nate Michael mapping out huckleberry patches in Glacier National Park: Locating Huckleberries from Space. As an update, Graves and Michael’s research is also used to protect the grizzly bear population. Futurity.org shares the background for this research: Tracking where huckleberry plants live […]

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Kootenay Boundary BC Banning Commercial Huckleberry Harvesting

In an effort to preserve grizzly bear habitat, areas of Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada is banning commercial huckleberry harvesting. Here are some of the new regulations, according to E-Know: From July 15 to Oct. 15, commercial-scale picking of huckleberries is prohibited in some areas of the Kootenay Boundary region, including Little Moyie and Kid Creek […]

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More on Tabitha Graves, Huckleberries and Bears

Tabitha Graves research on huckleberries in West Glacier has reveals some interesting facts: Of Bears and Berries Glacier Park researcher hopeful that huckleberry-monitoring project will help predict bear activity WEST GLACIER – For Tabitha Graves, the ability to presage a bumper crop of huckleberries – or, conversely, a dearth of the delicious fruit – carries […]

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