A wide variety of publications have been produced about badgers in British Columbia, ranging from public-interest articles to those appearing in peer-reviewed scientific publications.

General Information

Environment and Climate Change Canada. 2021. Recovery Strategy for the American Badger jeffersonii subspecies (Taxidea taxus jeffersonii) Western population and Eastern population in Canada [Proposed]. Species at Risk Act Recovery Strategy Series. Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ottawa. 2 parts, 20 pp. + 36 pp.

jeffersonii Badger Recovery Team. 2008. Recovery Strategy for the Badger (Taxidea taxus) in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. 2002. Wildlife at Risk in British Columbia: Badger.

Rahme, A. H., A. S. Harestad, and F. L. Bunnell. 1995. Status of the Badger in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks (Wildlife Branch). Wildlife Working Report WR-72. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Scientific Publications

Ford, B. M., A. Cornellas, J. A. Leonard, R. D. Weir, and M. A. Russello. 2020. Spatiotemporal analyses suggest the role of glacial history and the ice-free corridor in shaping American badger population genetic variation. Ecol Evol 10:8345-8357.

Ford, B. M., R. D. Weir, J. C. Lewis, K. W. Larsen, and M. A. Russello. 2019. Fine-scale genetic structure and conservation status of American badgers at their northwestern range periphery. Conservation Genetics20: 1023–1034.

Symes, S. A., R. Klafki, R. Packham, and K. W. Larsen. 2019. Discriminating different-purpose burrows of the North American badger Taxidea taxus. Wildlife Biology 1: 1-9.

Weir, R. D., T. A. Kinley, R. W. Klafki, and C. D. Apps. 2017. Ecotypic variation affects the conservation of North American badgers endangered along their northern range extent. in D. W. Macdondald, C. Newman, and L. A. Harrington, editor. editors. Biology and Conservation of Musteloids. Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Weir, R. D., H. Davis, D. V. Gayton, and E. C. Lofroth. 2016. Chapter 11 – Fact or Fantasy? Damage to Livestock and Agricultural Machinery by American Badgers and Other Burrowing Mammals in British Columbia, Canada. Pages 299-310 in G. Proulx, and E. Do Linh San, editor. editors. Badgers: Systematics, Biology, Conservation and Research Techniques. Alpha Wildlife Publications, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada.

Klafki, R.W. 2014. Road ecology of a northern population of badgers (Taxidea taxus) in British Columbia, Canada. M.Sc. Thesis, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

Kinley, T.A., J. Whittington, A. D. Dibb, and N. J. Newhouse. 2014. Badger resource selection in the Rocky Mountain Trench of British Columbia. Journal of Ecosystems and Management 14 (3): 1-22.

Symes, S. A. 2013. Winter Ecology of the North American Badger (Taxidea taxus) in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia. Thesis, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

Kinley, T.A., and N.J. Newhouse. 2009. Badger roadkill risk in relation to the presence of culverts and jersey barriers. Northwest Science, Vol. 83 (2): 148-153.

Kinley, T. A., and N. J. Newhouse. 2008. Ecology and translocation-aided recovery of an endangered badger population. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:113-122.

Kyle, C. J., R. D. Weir, N. J. Newhouse, H. Davis, and C. Strobeck. 2004. Genetic structure of sensitive and endangered northwestern badger populations (Taxidea taxus taxus and T. t. jeffersonii). Journal of Mammalogy 85:633-639.

Hoodicoff, C. S. 2003. Ecology of the badger (Taxidea taxus jeffersonii) in the Thompson region of British Columbia: Implications for conservation. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Habitat associations of American badgers in southeastern British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Zoology 80:1228-1239.

Technical Reports

Adams, I., D. Ethier, J. Sayers. 2012. COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the American Badger (Taxidea taxus) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Klafki, R. and R. Packham. 2010. Cariboo Region Orphan
Badger Project Report. The reintroduction of orphan badgers (Taxidea taxus) using the soft-release method near 100 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada. Prepared for Ministry of Environment, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada. (5.4 Mb)

Weir, R.D., and P-L. Almuedo. 2010. British Columbia’s Southern Interior: Badger Wildlife Habitat Decision Aid. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 10(3):9–13

Hoodicoff, C. 2006. Badger prey ecology: The ecology of six small mammals found in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment. Wildlife Working Report WR-109. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Weir, R. D., H. Davis, C. S. Hoodicoff, and K. W. Larsen. 2005. Life on a Highway: Sources of Mortality in an Endangered British Columbian Badger PopulationIn E.
C. Lofroth and T. D. Hooper, technical editors. Proceedings of the Species at Risk 2004 Pathways to Recovery Conference. March 2–6, 2004, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Hoodicoff, C. 2005. Badger Recovery Science: Best Management Practices for Prey Enhancement. Prepared for BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, 100 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada.

B.C. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. 2004. Badger (Taxidea taxus jeffersonii) in Accounts and Measures for Managing Identified Wildlife – Accounts V. 2004. B.C. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Weir, R. D., H. Davis, and D. V. Gayton. 2004. Survey of badger burrow damage to machinery and livestock. Artemis Wildlife Consultants, Armstrong, British Columbia and FORREX, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Prepared for BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Newhouse, N. J., and T. A. Kinley. 2000. Biology and Conservation Challenges of Badgers in the East Kootenay Region of British Columbia. In L. M. Darling, editor. Proceedings of a Conference on the Biology and Management of Species and Habitats at Risk, Kamloops, British Columbia. 15 – 19 February 1999. Volume Two. B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Victoria, British Columbia and University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, British Columbia.

Project Reports

Hoodicoff, C. and R. Packham. 2007. Cariboo Badger Project 2007 Year End Report. Summit Environmental Consultants, Vernon, British Columbia and Ministry of Environment, 100 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada. (PDF format, 0.9 Mb NB: this file does not contain all map images and appendices.

Weir, R. D., H. Davis, and C. S. Hoodicoff. 2003. Conservation Strategies for North American Badgers in the Thompson and Okanagan Regions: Final Report for the Thompson-Okanagan Badger Project. Artemis Wildlife Consultants, Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada. (PDF format, 1.4 Mb)

Archived Reports (2001-2007)