Species at Risk

Since its beginning, Alpha Wildlife has been involved with the conservation of species at risk through research, the publication of field guides, and the development of conservation programs.

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Research

Through research, Alpha Wildlife identified habitats of species that were threatened at provincial (e.g., fisher) or national (e.g., caribou) levels, and discovered populations of the Western harvest mouse in Saskatchewan.

Proulx, G.  2006.  Using forest inventory data to predict winter habitat use by fisher Martes pennanti in British Columbia, Canada. Acta Theriologica 51: 275-282.

Proulx, G., and N. MacKenzie. 2012. Relative abundance of American badger (Taxidea taxus) and red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in two landscapes with high and low rodenticide poisoning levels. Integrative Zoology 7: 41-47. (This publication was instrumental in COSEWIC’s (2012) assignment of the status of “Special Concern” the American badger Prairie populations.)

Proulx, G., and B. P. Proulx. 2012.  An addition to the mammalian fauna of Saskatchewan: the Western Harvest Mouse, Reithrodontomys megalotis. Canadian Field-Naturalist 126: 95-102.

Proulx, G. 2013. Late-winter habitat use by boreal woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), in Northwestern Saskatchewan.  Canadian Wildlife Biology & Management 2: 11-22.

Proulx, G. 2015. Late-winter habitat of the Little Smoky boreal woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) population, Alberta, Canada: Composition and structural characteristics, and management implications. Canadian Wildlife Biology & Management 4(2)

Field guides

Starting in 2000, Alpha Wildlife published a series of field guides to help forest industry train their personnel and include species at risk in the development of their management plans:

  • Proulx, G., D. Bernier, and F. P. Caffrey. 2002. A field guide to species at risk in Canfor’s Planning Areas in the North-Central Interior of British Columbia. Alpha Wildlife Publications, Sherwood Park, Alberta. 94 pages (ISBN 0-9686235-1-4).
  • Proulx, G., D. Bernier, J. M. Heron, and K. A. Paige. 2003. A field guide to species at risk in the Coast Forest Region of British Columbia. International Forest Products and British Columbia Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, B.C. Queen’s Printer (Stock No. 7610002960), Victoria, British Columbia. 151 pages (ISBN 0-7726-4948-0).
  • Proulx, G., D. Bernier, and F. P. Caffrey. A field guide to species at risk in Canfor’s Planning Areas in Central Interior British Columbia – 2004. Alpha Wildlife Publications, Sherwood Park, Alberta.  120 pages (ISBN 0-9686235-3-0).
  • Proulx, G. Management guidelines for “Species at Risk” in the Mistik FMA area (Saskatchewan).  Alpha Wildlife Publications, Sherwood Park, Alberta. (ISBN 0-9686235-4-9).
  • Bernier, D., and G. Proulx. 2006. Identification and management of species and plant communities at risk: BC Timber Sales, Prince George Business Area. Alpha Wildlife Publications. (ISBN 0-9686235-6-5).
  • Proulx, G., D. Bernier, and K. Green. 2006. A field guide to species and plant communities at risk in Fort Nelson Forest District, British Columbia.  Alpha Wildlife Publications, Sherwood Park, Alberta (ISBN 0-9686235-5-7).
  • Proulx, G., and D. Bernier. 2006. A field guide to terrestrial animals, plants, and plant communities at risk in the Arrow Boundary, Kootenay Lake and Rocky Mountain Forest Districts, British Columbia. Alpha Wildlife Publications, Sherwood Park, Alberta (ISBN 0-9686235-7-3).
  • Bernier, D., and G. Proulx.   Identification and management of species and plant communities at risk: BC Timber Sales, Prince George Business Area – 2008. Alpha Wildlife Publications (ISBN 978-0-9686235-9-6).

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