Info for visitors
Are you visiting the Yukon? Hoping to see bears? Please join us at the Whitehorse Visitor's Centre to learn about travelling safely and respectfully through bear habitat. You will learn about safe viewing practice and how to hike, walk, run and cycle through the wilderness in a 'bear smart' way. We look forward to meeting you there!
Kids take action!
Check out what the Beaver Creek school kids made! They are concerned about food conditioned bears coming into their community, making it unsafe for them to play outside.
Wild about art?
Enter this competition, draw attention to living peacefully with bears, win a prize!
WildWise will be joining in the Canada Day festivities at the Marsh Lake Community Centre this year along with the Carcross/Tagish RRC. If you live or spend time at Marsh Lake, please consider taking part in our Bear SmART contest. Submit your artwork to us by email or bring it in person and we will display it at the community centre on Canada Day. All entries will receive a prize. We also hop you join us for our Bear Smart scavenger hunt. Find all the bear attractants, either on your own or with your friends and family, and receive a prize! We look forward to seeing you there.
Want to learn how to protect your chickens with electric fencing? Heidi Marion gave a demonstration at the Fireweed Market on May 24th. We could do it again! Please let us know if this interests you and we’ll choose a date.
Please join us for our AGM.
When: June 20th, noon
Where: Yukon College, Room A2603 (please check the door for instructions if we have moved to another room)
Why? We have had a busy and productive year and would like to tell you about it. We also welcome nominations for new board members. If you are interested in helping us reduce human-wildlife conflict in Yukon, please come out! We will also be talking about the research we have partnered with Yukon College to complete this year.
Contact: Heather Ashthorn 335-5212
Are you thinking of getting hens? Already have hens, and want to learn more about protective fencing?
You’re invited to participate in WildWise’s Bear Safe Flock pilot project for a free, on-site consultation if you:
· Are concerned with keeping your hens safe from bears
· Are concerned with keeping bears safe from knowing how tasty your hens are
· Need help learning how, why, and how much it would cost to exclude bears from your flock
We’ll swing by to help you answer the following questions:
· Will my current fencing keep out a bear?
· What does it take to maintain a fenced flock?
· What kind of fencing is best for my situation?
Call our project coordinator to make a date! Heidi Marion (867)333-0843
Carcross/Tagish First Nation
Request For Hikers To Stay Off Caribou Mountain
April 1st – June 15th
C/TFN Department of Heritage, Lands & Natural Resources would like to remind that Caribou Mountain is home to a small nursery population of Dall sheep and due to the sensitivity of the area, we ask that hikers choose another destination between April 1st and June 15th. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding! Gunalcheesh! Info https://www.facebook.com/CarcrossTagishFirstNation/.
Hey Early BIRDS! We will be talking with Sandi Coleman from CBC tomorrow morning at the McIntyre Marsh bird banding station about our bird projects. Tune in around 7:30 to get the scoop on bear safe bird feeder practice and bear friendly flocks.