Be Bear Aware
The Bears are out and about. Please be Bear Aware they have been spotted in the community.
Bears have an extremely sensitive sense of smell, far greater than that of a dog. They are able to smell food from over a kilometer away.
Please secure all Bear attractants on your property such as garbage, birdfeeders, smelly compost, pet food, outdoor fridge/freezers and ripe fruit.
Time to brush up on your Bear Smarts and reduce the chance of bear conflict in our community.
Garbage accounts for 55% of conservation calls regarding bears so storage is key.Help to reduce bear conflicts and be bear aware. You can learn more at Wild Safe BC and the Province's Bear Smart websites.
To report a bear that poses an immenent risk to residents please phone Smithers Conservation at 877-952-7277 or the RCMP.