Bruce McLellan

Dr. Bruce McLellan is a wildlife research ecologist who has just completed his 43rd field season studying the grizzly bear population in southeastern BC and his 15th season on populations in southwestern BC. Over this period he has followed the lives of hundreds of grizzly bears, many from birth all the way to their death in their late twenties or thirties. Based on information about these bears, Bruce has published dozens of scientific journal papers on grizzly bear behaviour and ecology. Besides research, he has been involved with many land-use, access management, and recreation management policy processes and, with others, initiated the Bear Awareness Society in the 1990s that evolved into Wildsafe BC. Bruce was previously president of the International Association for Bear Research and Management and co-chair of the IUCN Bear Specialist Group, and now is the Redlist authority for this group of international scientists. Bruce lives in D’Arcy, British Columbia.