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Pick your berries

Bears have been getting into back yard berries throughout Whitehorse over the past week. Please remember to harvest ripe fruit and consider putting up an electric fence to prevent dangerous encounters.

What not to do

Yukon News story about bears eating old frying oil stored on a property in McRae. Bears are attracted to food smells as well as petroleum products. Please don't leave attractants lying around. Food conditioned bears can become dangerous and are not good candidates for relocation by Conservation Officers. They may have to be killed to keep people safe. Dealing with food conditioned bears distracts Conservation Officers from important conservation work.


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Info for visitors


Are you travelling to the Yukon this summer? Whether you're traveling by road, river or hiking through the back country you are likely to see bears. Come to the Yukon Visitor's Information Centre at 100 Hanson Street, Mondays at 10am to find out how to travel safely and protect bears. WildWise will be on site to answer questions, demonstrate use of bear spray and give tips and suggestions for managing garbage and bear encounters.

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!

Notice to travellers, DON'T FEED THE BEARS!

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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.

Canada Day at Marsh Lake

Canada Day at Marsh Lake

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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.

Bear friendly chickens go to market!

Bear friendly chickens go to market!

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.

2018 WildWise AGM

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

Flocks go Bear Friendly!

Flocks go Bear Friendly!

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


Dall sheep need privacy!

Dall sheep need privacy!

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/.