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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



Do you have a background in wildlife conservation and/or human-wildlife conflict? Do you have experience with project management, education and outreach? Are you familiar with Yukon communities, First Nations final agreements and Renewable Resource Council? If yes, this position may be for you!

This job will be available subject to funding approval. We are accepting resumes for consideration at this time. Please click here for the full job description and don’t hesitate to contact us after March 24th for more information.

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WildWise is testing bear-resistant bins in collaboration with the City of Whitehorse and Yukon Conservation Officer Services. There are several models on the market, mostly manufactured in warmer climates. We are looking for a solution that is compatible with the existing City of Whitehorse garbage bins, that reduces user error and works in our ever increasing cold-thaw-cold climate. Check out CBC’s coverage here and please contact for more information.