Grant is one of Canada's leading bear biologists. He has almost 3 decades of experience in wildlife research and management, most of it working with grizzly and black bears. This rare experience, combined with his skill as a naturalist and bear guide, provides Maple Leaf guests with an exceptional learning opportunity.
Grant's areas of expertise include bear and human interaction management, population ecology, and habitat ecology, classification and mapping. Recent projects include mapping important grizzly bear habitat throughout the Great Bear Rainforest for a coast-wide land use planning process and inventories of grizzly bear population size on the east slope of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta.
Grant is also on the forefront of the bear viewing industry, having developed bear management plans and best practices guides for national parks, non-profit organizations and business. He is vice president of the Safety in Bear Country Society, which created educational DVDs for humans living around bears, and he trains bear viewing guides for the Commercial Bear Viewing Association of B.C.
Grant was also involved in the landmark studies on coastal grizzly bears in the Khutzeymateen during the 1990s. His first-hand knowledge - and slide shows - of bear behavior and habitat use illuminates the world of these intelligent, fascinating mammals for Maple Leaf's guests.
He lives with his wife in British Columbia's Kootenay Region.