Bear Aware Program
- Bear Awareness Tips
- Printable Flow Chart for quick reference, perfect for youths!
- Bear Identification Videos: Grizzly bears, Black bears, Kermode bear
- Fantastic Bear Safety Information: Awareness & Avoidance Information
- For Kids: Learning the importance of bear safety through fun activities
The District of Kitimat Bear Aware Program is continuing in the summer of 2014 for the third consecutive year. there was a great response from the community in the summer of 2013 in reducing attractants. The program aims to educate the citizens of Kitimat with bear-related information and attractant management tips.
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 garbage storage;
- Providing information to local businesses on bear issues and how to reduce conflict;
- Working with local media on this bear aware campaign;
- Providing informative sessions on bear safety to industry, local businesses and the public
The District of Kitimat is working in partnership with the British Columbia Conservation Foundation and Wildsafe BC to promote the Bear Aware Program.
Wildsafe BC Black Bear Brochure
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.
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.