Tuesday June 9. There have been no further recent reports of bears in the area so Gorby Trail and surroundings have been reopened. Please use caution as always and be prepared and expect to encounter wildlife anytime.
The Safest Wildlife Encounter is One Prevented
Avoid surprise encounters: Call out, clap your hands, sing or talk loudly
Look for signs of wildlife: Tracks, droppings, diggings, claw-marked trees, torn-up logs, overturned rocks and food caches.
Travel smart: Stay in groups, stay on marked trails and travel in daylight.
Do not litter: Pack it in, pack it out.
Carry bear spray: Keep it accessible and know how to use it as your last best defense.
Dog owners: keep your dogs under control. They may provoke defensive behavior in wildlife.
Cyclists: speed and quietness put you at risk for sudden encounters. Slow down and make noise.
Never Approach or Feed Wildlife
For more information on wildlife safety go to www.wildsafebc.com