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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bear Activity: September 18 to 24, 2015

Black bear sightings continue to be reported in the town of Canmore this week. The bears are being drawn in by the numerous fruit trees including crabapple, cherry and mountain ash trees. With the continued bear activity , at all hours of the day, it is especially important to carry bear spray even when walking in residential areas and on the trails in town.

Black bear reports in the Canmore area include Cougar Creek/Eagle Terrace, Silvertip, Canmore Golf Course, Rundleview, Grassi Corridor, Quarry/Grassi Lake, TSR Resort and Bow Valley Provincial Park.

Hunting season has begun so be on the lookout for animal remains left from successful hunts that could attract bears and other animals.

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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Bear Activity: September 11 to 17, 2015

There have been regular black bear sightings in the town of Canmore this week. The bears are being drawn in by the numerous fruit trees including crabapple, cherry and mountain ash trees. With the continued bear activity , at all hours of the day, it is especially important to carry bear spray even when walking in residential areas and on the trails in town.

The warning sign at the engine bridge in Canmore has been taken down. Black bear reports in the Canmore area include Cougar Creek/Eagle Terrace, Silvertip, South Canmore, Rundleview, Canmore Nordic Centre, Grassi Corridor, Quarry/Grassi Lake, TSR Resort, Lac Des Arc, Dead Man’s Flat and Exshaw, .

There was one grizzly bear report this week at the Heart Creek Trail.

Hunting season has begun so be on the lookout for animal remains left from successful hunts that could attract bears and other animals.

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/.

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries. If you have comments please let us know – it helps to make the information of greater value. If you would like to provide feedback, you can take the quick survey below.

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Sharing the Range: Film Screening

September 22 in Calgary and September 23rd in Canmore, join us in an evening of film and discussion for “Sharing the Range”: a short film on the challenges of living with large carnivores and how the people of the Waterton Biosphere Reserve are meeting those challenges.

Bear Activity: September 4 to 10, 2015

Black bear activity continues to be a daily occurrence in Canmore. The majority of sightings are on the north side of the valley between Silvertip and the Alpine Club. The bears are being drawn in by the numerous fruit trees including crabapple and mountain ash trees. Two more bears were relocated this week and one was put down because of multiple incidents with garbage and fruit trees. With the continued bear activity , at all hours of the day, it is especially important to carry bear spray even when walking in residential areas and on the trails in town.

A warning sign was put up at the engine bridge in Canmore last week and is still in effect at this time. Black bear reports in the Canmore area include Cougar Creek/Eagle Terrace, Silvertip, Georgetown, North Canmore, Rundleview, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Lac Des Arc, Yamnuska and YMCA.

There have been a few grizzly bear reports in the Silvertip and Cougar Creek/ Eagle Terrace areas of Canmore this week.

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/.

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries. If you have comments please let us know – it helps to make the information of greater value. If you would like to provide feedback, you can take the quick survey below.

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Bear Activity: August 28 to September 3, 2015

There was no shortage of black bear sightings in the Canmore area this week. The bears are being drawn in by the numerous fruit trees. There have now been twelve black bear relocations from the Canmore area this year. With the abundance of fruit, it is especially important to always carry bear spray even when using the trails in town. Follow the link below to the Rocky Mountain Outlook website for more details.

www.rmoutlook.com/article/20150902/RMO0801/309029970/-1/rmo

A warning sign was put up at the engine bridge in Canmore yesterday due to a bear feeding on a carcass. The carcass was cleaned up by the time officials received the report therefore a closure was not necessary. Other black bear reports in the Canmore area include Grassi Corridor, Cougar Creek/Eagle Terrace, Silvertip, Harvie Heights/Benchland, Rundleview, Quarry/Grassi Lake and North Canmore. There has been a lot of black bear activity in other areas of the Bow Valley with sightings from Stewart Creek, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Exshaw, Lac Des Arc and YMCA. A closure has been issued for Lac Des Arc campground and day use area due to numerous bears feeding on fruit in the area.

The only grizzly bear reported in the Bow Valley this week came from the Silvertip area.

This September long weekend, remember to manage any bear attractants in campsites and to pack out your garbage if you’re in the backcountry. Make noise and let wildlife know you are coming. 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/.

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries. If you have comments please let us know – it helps to make the information of greater value. If you would like to provide feedback, you can take the quick survey below.

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