Barrie Gilbert, Board Member

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Barrie is a PhD wildlife ecologist, retiring from Utah State University in 2001. His specialty is behavioral and conservation ecology, especially the application of behavioral science to management of human-wildlife interactions. His recent research has focused on the impacts of roads, access and recreation on bears and planning to minimize these impacts at a protected area scale. His research experience has included studies of deer, pronghorn, coyotes, and black, brown, and polar bears. For the last 15 years he studied human-bear interactions along salmon streams in Alaska, and more recently in the coastal rainforests of British Columbia. Barrie and his wife Kathy live on 23 acres of waterfront on Lake Ontario where they planted 8000 trees to change cow pasture back to diverse wildlife habitat.