Grizzly Bears currently occupy 89% of their historical range in BC.
Scientists estimate 14,000 – 16,000 grizzly bears live in BC.
Wildlife Management and Conservation Works
BC’s management of grizzly bears is a story the province should be proud of. An estimated 25,000 grizzlies reside in Canada, half of which live in British Columbia. The provincial estimate of BC’s grizzly bear population has remained in the range of 14,000-16,000 for nearly two decades.
British Columbia’s wildlife management relies on strong science and sound laws. We are fortunate to have the resources through the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations and Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation to undertake scientific studies, procure accurate population estimates, and understand the appropriate level of consumptive use.
Hunting gives wildlife value. Hunters and guide outfitters have a vested interest in the future of wildlife. As a result, they are passionate about preserving the opportunity for future generations to enjoy them.
GOABC's Executive Director Scott Ellis sat down with Cable Smith of the Lone Star Outdoor Show while at the DSC Convention in January. They discuss the class action lawsuit filed by a BC outfitter against the New Democratic Party of British Columbia for cancelling...read more
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Host of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio show, Rob Keck is focused on an emerging problem; managing grizzly bear populations in North America. Hear all about North America’s largest predator and what’s being done to keep both bear, and human...read more
Do you have questions about the class action lawsuit against the Government of British Columbia and how it impacts guide outfitters in BC? Click the button below to access a questions and answers document that we hope will help.read more