TNRD reminds residents to be Bear Aware

Thompson-Nicola Regional District and Bear Aware remind residents this fall to ensure that communities stay free of bear attractants

Thompson-Nicola Regional District and Bear Aware would like to remind residents this fall to ensure that communities stay free of bear attractants so bears can stay alive and we can stay safe.

Follow these key points to be Bear Aware:

• Store garbage, compost and recycling in a bear proof container until proper disposal.

• Use bird feeders only during winter months.

• Remove fruit and berries from trees and shrubs.

• Feed pets inside and store food indoors.

• Keep barbeques clean and free of residual food.

British Columbia Conservation Foundation’s Bear Aware program is sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Thompson- Nicola Regional District.

Bear Aware also needs help from volunteers!

 

For more information contact Katelyn Leitch, TNRD Bear Aware Community Coordinator at 250-319-6265 or at bearaware@tnrd.bc.ca. Bear sightings, property damage or human safety issues due to bears can be reported to the Conservation Officer Service on the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.