Bear Corner -Bear sightings in the Elk Valley

Bear Corner -Bear sightings in the Elk Valley

Elkford

•A black bear sow and two cubs were attracted into a residential yard by an apple tree on Nashton Crescent.

• A black bear got into garbage on Cariboo Drive.

• A black bear sow and three cubs (one cinnamon, one black, and one white cub) were seen on Bear Hill.

• A black bear sow and two cubs were seen by Lost Lake.

Fernie

• Bears were seen on the dike trail by Quatrine Apartments, in James White Park, throughout the Annex Park, on Cedar Bowl Crescent, on Alpine Trails, and on the dike trail in the Annex Park by the off-leash dog park and by the duck pond.

Why report bear sightings?

In B.C., the Conservation Officer Service and Bear Aware keep track of bear sightings and associated bear attractants so that we have an overall picture of bear activity in communities and a clear idea of what we can do to prevent bears from becoming unafraid of humans, which can lead to confrontation as bears become bolder in their search for food.

 

 

By reporting bear sightings you will add to our knowledge base and enable us to record the movements and numbers of local bear populations, direct our public education initiatives, protect the public and ultimately prevent the needless destruction of bears.  All bear sightings reported to the 24-hour toll free Conservation Officer Hotline on 1-877-952-RAPP (7277) will be posted on our blog, Facebook Page, Twitter Feed, local paper and radio reports to alert other community members and ensure that our community remains safe and our bears stay wild.

 

 

Please report all bear sightings and incidents to the Ministry of Environment 24-hour hotline at 1-877-952-7277. For more information, please visit bearaware.bc.ca and our new Elk Valley Bear Aware Blog at elkvalleybearaware.wordpress.com.

 

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