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Bear Activity: September 5 to September 11, 2014

With the recent and hopefully shortlived bout of winter bear activity reports have been relatively high this past week. Multiple reports of black bears in apple trees have been received. These attractants can readily be removed either thru removal of the tree or timely removal of the fruit. Please help us by picking the fruit from your trees and considering replacing these trees with other types of trees that produce beautiful flowers in the spring but do not produce fruit (see: www.wildsmart.ca/recommended-plants-for-landscaping.htm ). No grizzly bears were reported this week. Black bears were reported in the Exshaw, YMCA, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Lac des Arc, Quarry/Grassi Lakes, TSR South, Harvie Heights/Benchlands, Alpine Club, TSR Resort, Rundleview, and Cougar Creek/Eagle Terrace Zones.

Bear Activity: August 30 to September 4, 2014

Chokecherry and dogwood berries are abundant this time of year in the valley bottoms along the Bow River. Expect heightened bear activity in areas along the river. Ornamental fruit trees are going to have ripening fruit on them this time of year. Please help us by picking the fruit from your trees and considering replacing these trees with other types of trees that produce beautiful flowers in the spring but do not produce fruit (see: www.wildsmart.ca/recommended-plants-for-landscaping.htm ). Grizzly bears were reported in the Heart Creek and Rundleview Zones although these reports may have been of brown coloured black bears. There have been numerous reports of black bears in the valley this past week. Black bears were reported in the Exshaw, YMCA, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Lac des Arc, Bow Flats, Dead Man Flats, Silvertip, Yamnuska, Grassi Corridor, Quarry/Grassi Lakes, TSR South and Bow River Zones. Please be vigilant at all times and carry bear spray. Make noise and let bears 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/.

Bear Activity: August 22 to August 29, 2014

Chokecherry and dogwood berries are abundant this time of year in the valley bottoms along the Bow River. Expect heightened bear activity in areas along the river. There were no grizzly bear reports this week. This past week black bears were reported in Exshaw, YMCA, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Lac des Arc, Heart Ck, Harvie Heights/Benchlands, Cougar Ck/Eagle Terrace, and TSR Resort Zones. Please be vigilant at all times and carry bear spray. Make noise and let bears 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/.

Bear Activity: August 15 to August 21, 2014

There has been reported bear activity throughout the valley. As is typical this time of year and as the season progresses, observations of bears seem to shift east to some degree and sightings increase in the valley bottom areas near the Bow River especially around Lac des Arc and Exshaw. This past week black bears were reported in Bow Flats, Exshaw, YMCA, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Dead Man Flats, Rundleview, KC Guest Ranch, Lac des Arc, and Heart Ck Zones. There were no reports of grizzly bears this week in the Bow Valley. Please be vigilant at all times and carry bear spray. Make noise and let bears 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/.

Bear Activity: August 8 to August 14, 2014

There has been reported bear activity throughout the valley. This past week black bears were reported in Bow Flats, Alpine Club, Cougar Ck/Eagle Terrace, YMCA, Quarry/Grassi Lake, Harvie Heights/Benchlands, BVPP, and Bow River Zones. Grizzly bear sightings were reported in Wind Valley, Harvie Heights/Benchlands, Heart Ck and Lac des Arc Zones. Please be vigilant at all times and carry bear spray. Make noise and let bears 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/.

Bear Activity: July 25 to July 31, 2014

Bear activity continues to be very high in the valley right now. There have been 2 additional incidences involving bluff charges this week. All of these incidents have occurred on the south side of the valley near or along the Powerline between the reservoir and the Peaks of Grassi Subdividion. These interactions have occurred when people have surprised bears at relatively close distances while the bears have been feeding on buffaloberry. While these incidents have reportedly involved black bears, ther are also reports of at least one grizzly bear in this area aswell. A closure currently exists for the powerline between Peaks Drive east towards the new golf course at Three Sisters. albertaparks.ca/bow-valley/advisories-public-safety/powerline-near-peaks-of-grassi.aspx

There has been reported bear activity throughout the valley. This past week black bears were reported in North Canmore, Canmore Nordic Centre, Harvie Heights West, Cougar Creek/ Eagle Terrace, Bow River, Rundleview, Quarry/ Grassi Lake, TSR Resort, Grassi Corridor, TSR South, Deadmans Flats, Heart Creek, YMCA, Bow Valley Provincial Park and Yamnuska Zones. Grizzly bear sightings were reported in Quarry/ Grassi Lake, Grassi Corridor, TSR Resort and Bow Valley Provincial Park Zones. Please be vigilant at all times and carry bear spray. Make noise and let bears 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/.

Please report all bear sightings to 403 591 7755.

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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/.

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 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/.

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/.






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