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Our Mission

The WildSmart Community program is a proactive conservation strategy that encourages efforts by communities to reduce negative human-wildlife interactions.

Our goal is to develop a coordinated approach to education/outreach programs and help support direct management activities that will aid in increasing public safety and enjoyment as well as contribute towards sustainable wildlife populations.

The program was first established in 2005 by a coalition of local interest groups including businesses, environmental groups, and public, municipal and provincial government agencies. It has since evolved into a permanent program within the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley.

The Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley is a non-profit charitable society dedicated to the ecological integrity of the Bow Valley for the well-being of the ecosystem and those who live here, through education, research and outreach. Learn more at www.biosphereinstitute.org

Population Served

WildSmart serves all residents and visitors to the Bow Valley (including Canmore, the M.D. of Bighorn communities of Harvie Heights, Exshaw, Dead Man's Flats and Lac des Arcs) and Kananaskis Country.

Contact Us

Do you have any comments or questions? We’d love to hear from you. Below is our contact information.

WildSmart Community Program
Biosphere Resource Centre
Suite 201, 600a 9th Street
Canmore Alberta T1W 2T2

Phone: (403) 678-3445 Ext 2

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Thank you!

WildSmart would like to thank all the sponsors and partners who make our work possible:


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