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Bear Conflict SolutionsWORKING 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.

  1. Secure attractants such as food and garbage
  2. Improve sightlines
  3. Field workers should always carry BEAR SPRAY
  4. Knowledge of historical bear activity in the area by season and annually
  5. Attend bear safety training

The Bear Conflict Solutions Institute is committed to bear conservation through education and research. Attend a presentation in your area and support our on-the-ground research initiatives.

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Bear Conflict Solutions Institute Bear Conflict Solutions Institute
(formerly the Karelian Bear Shepherding Institute of Canada)
313 8th Avenue,
Canmore, Alberta T1W 2E6
Phone 403-609-2242 or email