The King of Malcolm Knapp

Michael Procko

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in closures of parks, universities, and public spaces worldwide. Luckily we had already deployed remotely triggered cameras throughout Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, as well as the adjacent Golden Ears Provincial Park, to monitor how wildlife respond to recreational activity. Now, our research is honing in on understanding exactly how recreational activity—or a sudden lack of it—might affect where and when wildlife, such as this black bear, will come out to play.