Bear and cubs seen on Ridgemont Avenue in Fernie

A bear and cubs were seen in a backyard on  Ridgemont Avenue early this morning.  We all enjoy living here and must always be aware of our surroundings and respectful of our environment.  Thank you to everyone who is making an effort to prevent human/wildlife conflict.  We have many new seasonal residents and visitors so it’s up to us who have been here a while to lead by example and help our new neighbours and friends.

At home: store garbage in a secure garage or shed or inside your house until collection day, bring in bird feeders between May and November, clean your BBQ’s and manage all other attractants responsibly.

Hiking and Biking:  Make noise to warn wildlife of your presence, watch for signs of wildlife activity (claw marks, tracks, and fresh scat), travel in groups in daylight, do not litter on trails, carry bear spray and know how to use it.

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Fernie Balck Bear.  Photo courtesy of Marcie Welsh

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