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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Bear Activity: July 18 to July 24, 2014

Berry season is in full swing and bear activity is very high in the valley right now. There have been 2 incidences involving bluff charges and one where physical contact was made with a hiker. Fortunately injuries were minor. There has been reported bear activity throughout the valley. This past week black bears were reported in the Canmore Nordic Centre, TSR South, TSR Resort, Rundleview, Yamnuska, South Canmore, Quarry Lk/Grassi, Gap Hill, YMCA, North Canmore, Grassi Corridor, Bow Valley Provincial Park, and Harvie Heights Zones. Grizzly bear sightings were reported in the TSR Resort, Silvertip, TSR South, and Wind Valley Zones. Please be vigilant at all times and carry bear spray. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

BERRY SEASON HAS BEGUN IN THE BOW VALLEY & KANANASKIS COUNTRY

Special Notice: Bears are actively feeding on berry bushes in the valley bottoms.

Bear Activity: July 11 to July 17, 2014

Bears in the valley continue to be very active with many reported sightings throughout the valley. Berry season is just beginning as buffaloberries start to ripen up. This past week black bears were reported in the Canmore Nordic Centre, TSR South, TSR Resort, Dead Mans Flats, Rundleview, Yamnuska, South Canmore, and Grassi Corridor Zones. Brown coloured black bears are still in the valley leading to misidentification of them as grizzly bears. Grizzly bear sightings were reported in the YMCA and Heart Ck Zones. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

Bear Spray becomes the norm in Canmore & Kananaskis Country

Bear Spray workshops & events this weekend

Bear Activity: July 4 to July 10, 2014

Bears in the valley continue to be very active with many reported sightings throughout the valley. This past week black bears were reported in the Canmore Nordic Centre, Bow River, Gap Hill, Silvertip, YMCA, Bow Flats, TSR Resort, TSR South, Dead Mans Flats, and Rundleview Zones. Brown coloured black bears are still in the valley leading to misidentification of them as grizzly bears. Grizzly bear sightings were reported in the Alpine Club, Georgetown, and Grassi Corridor Zones. Interestingly, the collared grizzly bear that spent much his time in the TSR South zone near the Stewart Creek golf course in June is now just west of Bragg Creek. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

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Stampede Breakfast for WildSmart

Join us this Sunday for a Cowboy Breakfast at the Grande Rockies Resort & raise money for WildSmart

Bear Activity: June 27 to July 3, 2014

Bear activity in the valley is very high during the last week. This past week black bears were reported in the Canmore Nordic Centre, BVPP, Alpine Club, Lac des Arc, Quaite Valley, Cougar Creek/Eagle Terrace, YMCA, Silvertip, Yamnuska, and South Canmore. There continue to be several brown coloured black bears in the valley that are regularly being reported as grizzly bears. Grizzly bear reports were reported in the TSR South and Harvie Heights/Benchlands Zones. Many of the grizzly bear reports around Three Sisters have been from a single young collared sub adult bear. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the link of this page to the right: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

Support WildSmart by attending Interpretive Programs in Kananaskis

Join Alberta Parks for their amazing theatre shows this summer and donate to WildSmart at the show.






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