Wildlife sightings, July 31

This morning, a Grizzly and three cubs were seen at the base of the trail leading to Mt Fernie.

A Grizzly bear and three cubs were seen heading towards the base of the trail leading to Mt Fernie on the morning of Monday, July 31.

A bear and two cubs have also been seen throughout the Mt Fernie Provincial Park, in the Sherwoody trail network area and by Dem Bones and Mushroom Head trail.

Another bear and cub were seen at the start of the trail to the Ammonite by the creek just off Coal Creek Road.

In Elkford, Grizzly bear sightings have been reported by Josephine Falls.

WildsafeBC would like to remind campers to do their best to prevent wildlife encounters by keeping a clean campsite.

Do not keep food, toiletries or anything that smells in your tent. This could attract bears.

Do not cook near your sleeping area, and do not set up your tent on a wildlife travel path or near berry bushes.

Do not ever feed wildlife.

Store food in lockers provided to you or in the trunk of your vehicle.

Clean up immediately after cooking.

If backcountry camping in an undeveloped area, use the triangle approach to setting up your campsite. Your tent, cook area and food storage should be 100 metres apart and form a triangle.

If possible, hang your food 4 metres off the ground and 3 metres away from a tree

For more information go to www.wildsafebc.com

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