Creating Bear Aware Communities workshop

  • Start Date: November 16, 2001
  • End Date: November 17, 2001
  • City: Revelstoke, BC

Summaries of presentations are available here as a 160 PDF download.

This workshop offered information on reducing bear/human conflicts in communities. One day of presentations covered the following topics:

  • Overview of bear biology and why bears come into communities.
  • Why bear–proofing of communities is important.
  • Case studies of success stories – Canmore, Whistler, Revelstoke, and Parks Canada
  • BC Provincial government’s Bear Smart Communities Program
  • Practical solutions – landfill fencing and bear-proof containers.
  • Working within the municipal structure to become Bear Aware
  • A field trip around town on the morning of the second day showed what Revelstoke has done to become a leading “Bear Aware” community.

The Columbia Mountains Institute is grateful for the support of the following agencies that contributed financial or in-kind support for this event:

  • City of Revelstoke
  • Columbia Basin Trust, through the Columbia Kootenay Fisheries Renewal Partnership
  • Haul-All Equipment
  • Margo Supplies
  • Parks Canada
  • Revelstoke Printing Company
  • Rollins Machinery


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  • Fax 250-837-9311
  • Email

Mailing Address

  • P.O. Box 2568
  • Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0
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