Saturday, July 12, 2014

Coastal BC Animals: Roosevelt Elk

 Roosevelt Elk

Here in Powell River there have been several releases of Roosevelt Elk into the bush. It was a combined effort between the British of Columbia Ministry of Environment Wildlife Branch and members of the Powell River Rod and Gun Club:

Mainland Roosevelt Elk Recovery Project (LMRERP) began in 2000 as a response to a combined need to both control nuisance Roosevelt elk along the urban fringe of the Sunshine Coast and fulfill the desire to continue re-establishing historic Roosevelt elk ranges in the Lower Mainland Region.

Riding in Olsen's Valley last month, we came upon two elk on the main logging road. They were using this open artery to move easily between open slash areas rich with grasses and other food sources. It's exciting to see these majestic animals. -- Margy


  1. What a cute critter!

  2. Thanks Stephanie and ladyfi. The few elk transplanted seem to have taken hold and are multiplying. It's so much fun to come upon them while exploring in the bush. - Margy