Our role is to support communities to educate and engage citizens in reducing human-bear conflict.
We offer assessments and can help plan and implement critical communication and outreach strategies to help make communities safe for people and wildlife.
A young cougar protecting its kill. This photo was taken by a remote video camera set up at the site to record the secretive cat's habits. Photo courtesy Alberta Parks
Pumpkin-eating deer Photo courtesy Parks Canada
An elk attempts to charge a motorist and his car during rutting season Photo courtesy Parks Canada
Grizzly bear inside a building looking through trash
Bears are excellent climbers, whether it's trees or industrial structures
Environmental Responsibility and Industry
Reducing bear mortalities has become a major concern for companies working in bear country. Keeping up with the latest research, regulations and bear conflict solution techniques is essential.
Bear Safety & More can help you to meet your environmental responsibilities and become leaders in responsible development, safety and environmental stewardship. It can also create a sense of pride in staff who work for a company that takes an active role in conserving wildlife and increasing safety for workers.
Industrial camps operating within bear habitat from April 1 to November 30 should complete a “Bear-Human Conflict Management Plan for Camps”, based on the size and duration of the camp operation. These plans allow a systematic check of BearSmart action steps to prevent conflicts.
Bears and Industrial Workers guidelines, Province of Alberta
The new Industry BearSmart Program provides strategies to reduce attractants at worksites and education tools for workers to minimize human-bear encounters. The program focuses on two primary components: the industrial camps where workers are housed and the safety of the individual employees working in bear habitat.
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resources Development