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Want to meet a Karelian bear dog?

KBDs are not your average dog! They are trained to find and move bears to areas that are safer for bears to be, but that’s not all. Come and say hello, find out how they are trained, what they do and how they differ from your pet dogs.

Presentations at 3:30 and 5pm, Auigust 22nd

Fireweed Market


Want to feed your garden but not the bears?

Come and help or watch us build a critter proof composter!

August 21-23, 10-3

Cliffside Country Store & Greenhouse

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Seeking new board members

Are you interested in helping reduce human-wildlife conflict? Please send us a short description of what you could bring to the WildWise board of directors.

Contact us for more info:

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Living with bears in the Ibex Valley

Come and join us for a conversation about how attractant management can make your property safer.

May 21, 7-8:30pm

Hootalinqua Fire Hall

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More hands on deck!

We are pleased to introduce you to our new Education/Outreach Program Coordinator. Karen McColl developed her interest in outdoor education and wildlife conservation while working in the fields of communications and natural/cultural interpretation for Parks Canada in Kluane, Nahanni, Iqaluit (Nunavut Field Unit) and Revelstoke, B.C. She completed the Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training program in Vancouver Island in 2007 and has degrees in journalism and business. She works part time as a writer/editor and is excited to spend this summer working with the public and various groups to help reduce human-wildlife conflict in the territory.

Please be in touch if you are interested in working together on educational events and materials to reduce conflict!

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Worried about close bear encounters?

Here’s a chance to learn how a non-lethal deterrent can prevent a negative encounter with bears on trails near and far from home.

We’ll be joining C.O. Services and other organizations that care about your safety and about bears and will be happy to see you there!

May 15th, noon

LePage Park

(Wood Street & 3rd Ave.)

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Come learn how to do it!

Electric fencing is good for livestock, farmers and bears. Join us to learn about this simple, inexpensive tool that will help you sleep at night while the chickens and bears are awake.

Saturday May 11th





Fun event!

Come and help us brainstorm solutions to common problems that create conflict with bears.

April 9th, 5:30pm at Northlight Innovation

We’ll supply the pizza and beer!

Register here