Bear sighting reported on Montane Blue trail

Bear sighting reported on Montane Blue trail

Friday August 4th.  A bear sighting was reported at the end of Montane Blue trail (by River Road access) yesterday evening.  The bear turned around and walked away when they called out.  The cyclists turned around and took a differnt route down.  Thank you for for yielding to the bear and giving it space.

For more information about bears go to https://wildsafebc.com/black-bear/

The safest wildlife encounter is one prevented

Grizzly bear and 3 cubs just reported headed towards base of Mt Fernie Trail

Monday July 31, 7:30 am.  A grizzly bear and 3 cubs of the year were seen early this morning headed towards the Mt Fernie trailhead.

The safest wildlife encounter is one prevented. 

At home:  keep garbage locked up between collection days, clean up fruit trees, secure BBQ’s and bring in bird-feeders.

On the trail:  Avoid surprise encounters, call out, clap or sing to warn wildlife and other trail users of your presence, don’t litter, carry bear spray and know how to use it.

 

Bears seen in Mt Fernie Provincial Park, by the Ammonite trail and Josephine Falls

Bears seen in Mt Fernie Provincial Park, by the Ammonite trail and Josephine Falls

Expect to see bears near campgrounds

Wildlife update Monday July 31

Fernie

A bear and two cubs have been seen throughout the Mt Fernie Provincial Park, in the Sherwoody trail network area and by Dem Bones and Mushroom Head trail.  A bear and cub were also seen at the start of the trail to the Ammonite by the creek just off Coal Creek Road.

Elkford

Grizzly bear sightings have been reported by Josephine Falls.    

It is camping season.  Here a few things to remember when out camping.

To stay safe and protect the wilderness when camping in bear country, keep two goals in mind:

Preventing encounters with wildlife and keeping  a clean campsite.

Don’t

keep food, toiletries or anything that smells in your tent, this could attract bears.

Cook near your sleeping area

set up your tent on a wildlife travel path or near berry bushes.

Feed wildlife, ever

DO

Store food in lockers provided or in the trunk of your vehicle

Keep camp area clean and free of garbage

Clean up immediately after cooking

Backcountry camping

If you are camping in an undeveloped area use the triangle approach to setting up your campsite

Your tent, cook area and food storage should be 100 metres apart and form a triangle.

If possible your food should be hung 4m off the ground and 3 m away from a tree

Make sure your tent is not on a wildlife travel path or near berry bushes.

For more information go to https://wildsafebc.com/

 

 

 

 

Bear and cubs seen on Old Goat trail in Mt Fernie Provincial Park

Bear and cubs seen on Old Goat trail in Mt Fernie Provincial Park

Cyclists have reported seeing a bear and two cubs feeding in the huckleberry patches by Old Goat trail in the early evening.  Be prepared and expect to encounter bears in berry patches.

The safest wildlife encounter is one prevented. 

At home:  keep garbage locked up between collection days, clean up fruit trees, secure BBQ’s and bring in bird-feeders.

On the trail:  Avoid surprise encounters, call out, clap or sing to warn wildlife and other trail users of your presence, don’t litter, carry bear spray and know how to use it.

For more information go to https://wildsafebc.com/