Bear Aware Program

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The District of Kitimat is continuing with a Bear Awareness campaign during the summer of 2013.  The key idea for this program is to educate Kitimatians about the dangers posed by bears and how to reduce conflict between bears and humans.

Community education on bear awareness is taking place in several ways:

  • Speaking at local schools about bear safety and giving informative presentations
  • Door to door canvassing
  • Speaking with children at Riverlodge, Museum, and Library Summer Programs
  • Visiting the Kitimat River and campgrounds to speak about correct ways to store food and waste
  • Working with the Conservation Officers to inform residents of Kitimat about bear safety and the importance of secure storage of garbage containers
  • Providing information to local businesses on bear issues and how to reduce conflict
  • Working with local media on this bear aware campaign
  • Recruiting volunteers to get involved with the program
  • Providing information about Bear Awareness for the District of Kitimat web page

The District of Kitimat is working in partnership with the British Columbia Conservation Foundation on the Bear Aware Program.  http://bear


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Reducing Conflict Between Bears and People

Learning how to keep bears out of your neighbourhood will keep your family safe and prevent the unnecessary destruction of bears.

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To report a conflict in BC Call 1-877-952-7277
Bear reports will be posted and tracked on the BC Conservation Society's bear sighting map
For more information visit the Ministry of Environment Conservation Officer Service Bear Aware Program