A formal research project was conducted by Utah State University and Chilkoot Bear Education and Research Station (CBEARS) investigating the interactions between bears, salmon, and people along the Chilkoot River in Haines, Alaska between 2000-2004.  

Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation has conducted a radio-collaring study since 2008.  Through the advancement in GPS technology, they have learned important seasonal uses of  particular bear habitats, useful to resource planning efforts.  

Utah State University's results from 2000 - 2002 in Anthony Crupi's master's thesis 

Crupi, A.P.  2003.  Foraging Behavior and Habitat Use Patterns of Brown Bears (Ursus arctos) in Relation to Human Activity and Salmon Abundance on a Coastal Alaskan Salmon Stream.

You can also read the research abstract, here.


Research results from the 2003 - 2004 field seasons 

Crupi, A. P.  2005.  Brown bear research and human activity monitoring at Chilkoot River 2003-2004. For the complete preformance report to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game click here. This document provides many management recommendations for state and local governing entities.