expensive device that can
obtain a position every three hours and store that information.
Bear scat also helps the wardens and other park staff
to monitor the grizzlies’ travels, and these droppings
are especially useful, of course, for providing data
on the animals’ diet.
The accurate tracking of the bears is critical because
their wide-ranging movements mean that grizzlies and
humans can quite easily encounter each other in this
region. In Kluane itself, the bears roam freely between
the park’s alpine meadows and its valleys as the
seasons change. The Park Wardens and other staff must
therefore make sure that both the habitat of the animals
and the humans moving around in it are protected. To
achieve this, the movement of humans in the park is
carefully controlled: for example, there are strict
travel restrictions and guidelines in many areas such
as the valley of the Alsek, a Canadian Heritage River.