Where are the grizzly bears around Fernie? Biologist Dr Clayton Lamb will be presenting his research on grizzly bear locations and population dynamics around Fernie next Tuesday July 20, 7pm at the Seniors Drop in Center.
June 6. A moose and two calves have been seen by the water treatment plant by James White Park .
Take our free online 30 minute Bear Safety when Recreating course. You will learn how to avoid and respond to bear encounters and review bear spray, an effective tool in deterring a bear intent on attack. Go to https://wildsafebc.com/learn/courses-and-training/
At home: keep garbage indoors or take it to the transfer station or community dumpsters. For details go to https://www.fernie.ca/EN/main/residents/city-services/garbage-recycling-collection.html
On the trail: be prepared and expect to encounter wildlife anytime.
May 28. Thanks for removing anything that may attract wildlife to your property. The end result will be a cleaner and safer community for people and wildlife.
May 17. Remove anything that might attract bears from your property. That includes bird feeders! Never approach or feed wildlife. Longtime residents, thanks for helping educate any newcomers.
We live in wildlife habitat. Be aware of your surroundings and respectful of the environment. If you observed dangerous wildlife
- accessing garbage or other human supplied food sources
- that cannot be scared off
- a bear, cougar or wolf seen in an urban area
Call the Conservation Officer Service Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) 24 hr hotline on 1-877-952-7277. This allows officers to identify current hot spot locations and work with both residents and wildlife to encourage use of natural habitats and food sources before wildlife becomes habituated and/or a safety concern.
For more information on keeping communities’ safe and wildlife wild please visit www.wildsafebc.com.
A pleasure to teach wildlife awareness to the Fernie Child Care Society Preschool group. Bears were seen by the school last week. Never too early to learn! To book a presentation for your group contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Grizzly bears have been reported throughout Hosmer this past week, passing through yards and even getting onto decks! Black bears have been reported throughout Fernie. There are currently three groups of bears that we know of. A large brown sow with a black yearling cub, a sow with two cubs of the year and a large single black bear. They have been seen in James White park, Dogwood park, along the dike, by the Leroux Mansion, all along 4th avenue, by the Montane Barn, Slalom Drive, FMHP and Montane Development.
Be prepared and expect to encounter bears anytime. At home, bear proof your property and know what to do if you encounter a bear on a trail! Visit wildsafebc.com for more information.
Join us for a Q & A on Instagram Women Who Wander Collective’s live feed at noon today (May 5th,) then tonight at 7pm MST for a virtual wildlife safety talk on zoom. Learn from the women from WildSafeBC who have had first hand experience with grizzly bear encounters.
To register, click on the link below.
To learn more about Women Who Wander check out their website: https://www.womenwhowander.club/
Monday May 3rd. Bear sightings reported by Montane, Slalom Drive, FMHP, and the Montane barn over the weekend in Fernie. Thanks for removing anything that might attract wildlife to your property.