Submitted by Kathy Murray
Spring is the best opportunity we have to prevent bears from learning bad habits by ensuring that our properties are free of attractants (unsecured garbage, dirty barbeques and bird feeders). If bears get the upper hand early by feeding in our back yards, it will be hard to make them wild again.
There have been no reported recent wildlife sightings in Elk Valley and South Country communities. After a winter in hibernation, the WildSafeBC Program Coordinators throughout the province are back to work with residents and visitors to help ensure that wildlife remains wild and communities remain safe.
To learn more about preventing wildlife /human conflict come and visit our booth at various community events. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a presentation for your school or community group, like us on the WildSafeBC Elk Valley Facebook page and follow the page for wildlife updates and safety tips and visit www.wildsafebc.com.