publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Best Management Practices in Counting Urban Black Bears

Jonathan L. Fusaro; Mary M. Conner; Michael R. Conover; Timothy J. Taylor; Marc W. Kenyon Jr.;
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  • Published: 01 May 2017
  • Publisher: Utah State University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
DNA-based capture-mark-recapture (CMR) techniques are commonly used to obtain population parameters of black bears (Ursus americanus) in rural and wildland landscapes; however, these techniques have not been implemented in urban clusters (i.e., 2,500 to 50,000 residents). Black bears can readily habituate to urban clusters, and wildlife managers need to monitor and manage these urban bear populations. We modified DNAbased CMR for black bear using hair-snares to take into account the small home ranges of urban bears, urban bear behavior, and human safety within Mammoth Lakes, California, USA. We conducted this study for 3 fi eld seasons in 2010, 2011, and 2012 fr...
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free text keywords: American black bear, California, DNA-based capture-mark-recapture, hairsnare, population estimate, survey technique, urban bear, Ursus americanus, Life Sciences, lcsh:Environmental sciences, lcsh:GE1-350, lcsh:General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, lcsh:QH1-199.5
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