Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Spatial Tool for Monitoring Aircraft Compliance with Wildlife Avoidance Strategies

Wednesday March 21, 2018  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church (corner of First Avenue and King Street) - Smithers, BC

About this presentation

Until recently, the provincial government did not have the means to audit heli-ski operations to assess compliance with wildlife avoidance strategies. Given that the Skeena Region has significant populations of mountain goats within all its heli-ski tenure areas, it was prudent to develop a readily accessible spatial model that would allow for operator self-monitoring and provincial auditing. The presentation features the use of this spatial tool using a Google Earth platform.

About Len Vanderstar

Len works for the Ecosystem Section, MFLNRORD, as a Habitat Protection Biologist. One of his areas of responsibility is working with the adventure tourism sector to ensure sustainable practices with respect to wildlife habitat.