BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY
(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)
For the Period: June 22 to 28, 2012
Bear Activity Trends
There was black bear activity reported in the Canmore Nordic Centre, Alpine Club, TSR Resort, TSR South, Deadmans Flats, Bow Valley Prov Park, Yamnuska, Zones this week. Grizzly bear activity was reported in Canmore Nordic Centre, TSR Resort, South Industrial, TSR South, Bow River Channel, Bow Flats, Deadmans Flats Zones this week.
A network of wildlife corridors and habitat patches have been identified and protected for wildlife, allowing them to live and move within the valley and around communities. To reduce conflicts and facilitate corridor function, human use in some of these corridors has to be regulated. Be aware of travel restrictions. Similarly, many recreational hiking trails exist in theBowValleyproviding people with exceptional outdoor and educational opportunities.
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Please report all bear sightings to 403 591 7755.
BEARS CAN BE ENCOUNTERED ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!
Be aware of your surroundings, know how to reduce the likelihood of encounters, and be prepared should an encounter take place. Always use caution by paying attention to signs of bear activity such as scats, tracks, and digging. Make lots of noise while hiking; hike in groups when possible; carry pepper spray; and obey closures.
The above summary is based upon a compilation of bear information provided by government agencies and unconfirmed sightings reported by the public over the last week. It is not intended to be used as a real time, complete record of where bears are in the valley.
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For current postings of Bear Warnings, Wildlife Warnings and Closures please visit http://tpr.alberta.ca/parks/kananaskis/trailreport.aspx