Be Bear Aware

By September 1, 2021September 7th, 2021No Comments

At this time of year, bears are extremely motivated to find food as they prepare for winter denning.

The impacts of wildfires and drought have impacted the availability of natural foods and this has lead to more bears venturing into communities to seek out food.

The best way to keep people and bears out of conflict is to remove all sources of food for bears and continue reporting your sightings or conflicts to the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.

Keep your garbage secure in your garage or shed until the morning of collection. Pick your fruit and do not let it accumulate on the ground. If you have chickens, beehives, or other livestock, protect them using an electric fence.

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