WORKING in or around bear habitat comes with a number of unique challenges. You’re doing a job – focused on the task at hand – you’re a rancher, surveyor, utilities field worker, highway crew, or even a conservation officer. Whatever you’re working on there is one more BIG thing to be aware of and a number of things that you can do to reduce your chances of a bear encounter.
- Secure attractants such as food and garbage
- Improve sightlines
- Field workers should always carry BEAR SPRAY
- Knowledge of historical bear activity in the area by season and annually
- Attend bear safety training