As residents in wildlife habitat it is our responsibility to prevent conflict between people, bears and other wildlife. It is much easier to keep human food and other attractants away from wildlife in the first place, than it is to teach bears, cougars, deer, skunks and rodents to stay away from unnatural food, such as garbage that they have learned to enjoy.
Thank you for keeping garbage in a garage, shed or indoors inaccessible to bears and other wildlife between collection days. It is everyone’s responsibility in BC to prevent dangerous wildlife from accessing unnatural food on their property. (BC Wildlife Act, Section 33.1).
Keeping garbage stored indoors until collection day and securing wildlife attractants is the best way to keep people safe, prevent property damage, and avoid the unnecessary killing of bears that come into conflict with people.
WildSafeBC will be with the Bright Beginnings Daycare program in Fernie this week and with the South Country Girl Guides in Baynes Lake next week. To book wildlife education and safety presentation for your group please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on keeping wildlife wild and communities safe visit www.wildsafebc.com