Artemis Wildlife Consultants also offers a wide range of
technical services for any type of wildlife or wildlife-related project. We
provide exceptional technical services that will ensure that information is
collected and analyzed quickly, effectively, and economically. In addition to H. Davis, Artemis Wildlife Consultants has a staff on hand with a broad
scope of complimentary technical skills. All of our technical services follow
Resources Information Standards Committee
(RISC) standards, where applicable.
- Wildlife Inventory
have conducted numerous RISC-complaint inventories on a wide variety of
species throughout British Columbia, including aerial surveys of caribou, moose, and wolves and winter
wildlife surveys using snow track transects. We have conducted auditory and
larval surveys for pond-breeding amphibians, call-playback surveys for owls,
and search-unit and road surveys for several reptile species. We have been involved in
developing and refining census techniques for black bear, grizzly bear, and
populations using DNA sampling and remote sensing cameras. Our company has
also developed sampling protocols for several other carnivore inventory
programs (fishers, badgers). Our lead biologist
completed “Introduction to Wildlife Species Inventory” as required by the
Resources Information Standards Committee for all wildlife inventories in
- Habitat Assessments
We have performed in excess of 1,200 vegetation sampling plots (FS882 and
GIF) and 600 variable-radius cruise and coarse woody debris plots in
environments ranging from coastal temperate and sub-boreal forests to dry
grassland ecosystems. We are very familiar with current Resources
Standards Committee standards with respect to habitat sampling (using both
Vegetation Resources Inventory and Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping methods)
and have completed Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping and Biogeoclimatic
Ecosystem Classification courses.
- Animal Capture and Immobilization
have experience using a variety of methods for capturing and handling
wildlife. For medium-sized carnivores such as fishers, badgers, wolverines,
and American martens, we are proficient with the use of Havahart traps, log-cabin traps, culvert traps, padded leg-hold
traps, and Aldrich snares. Our senior biologist
has completed the
provincial chemical immobilization course and has administered a variety of anaesthetics. Our
crew is skilled at fitting and attaching radiocollars, ear-tagging,
tattooing, collecting blood samples, and extracting teeth for ageing
purposes. We have also conducted extensive dipnet
sampling of larvae to monitor populations of pond-breeding amphibians. All of our capture and handling protocols meet or exceed
provincial animal welfare guidelines. We have safely and efficiently handled a variety of wildlife
species, including fishers, badgers, wolverines, black bears, Great Basin
spadefoots, western screech-owls, and American martens.
- Radiotelemetry Monitoring
Our company has both intensive and extensive experience monitoring
radio-collared wildlife, ranging from small carnivores to large ungulates.
We have performed over 1,200 hours of aerial telemetry for radio-tagged
fishers, badgers, black bears, barren-ground grizzly bears, wolves, moose
and caribou. We have many years of experience performing ground telemetry,
including identifying denning sites and track trails of tagged animals, in
addition to ground triangulations using the most up-to-date analyses. We are very familiar with the application
of both Telonics and Lotek telemetry systems.
- Other Pertinent Skills
We have many other pertinent skills that we would bring to any wildlife
program. Our crew has amassed hundreds of days of isolated coastal and
interior fieldwork, performing field activities during both day and night.
Our company has extensive experience safely operating 4x4 trucks
and snowmobiles. We have valid WCB Occupational First Aid Level I
with Transportation Endorsement certificates.