April 22nd, 2010
Dr. BRUCE MCLELLAN is Wildlife Research Ecologist for the British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Range. For over 30 years his primary research interest has been how best to integrate the requirements of grizzly bears and endangered mountain caribou with human developments, and in particular forestry operations. In doing so, he has conducted ecological studies of grizzly bears in several parts of the province and mountain caribou across most of their distribution. Bruce’s work has led him directly into the complex interface between people using the land and the conservation of these two challenging species. Due to his knowledge of bears and caribou (plus the plants and animals that affect them), he has been involved with several, multi-stakeholder landuse planning processes that covered large portions of the Province. Bruce was a council member and then president of the International Association for Bear Research and Management. He is currently a co-chair of the IUCN Bear Specialist Group.