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WildSmart Speaker Series

WildSmart Speaker Series

Grizz on rub tree rubbing by Cam McTavish

Bears and Rub Trees: What’s with all the Scratchin’?
Tuesday December 9th, 7 pm
Canmore Collegiate High School


Join Jon Jorgenson, Senior Wildlife Biologist with Alberta ESRD, and Glenn Naylor, District Conservation Officer with Alberta Parks for a night of insight into the hidden communication techniques used by bears in our area.


A bear rubbing against a tree may have an itchy back, but there’s more going on than meets the eye. Come hear about the messages being left by bears all over the forest, what they mean, and who they are for. You’ll also learn about how this interesting behaviour has the potential to provide valuable information on everything from population inventory and trend monitoring to understanding aspects of conflict management.


The talk is free, but donations are welcome and needed to continue the Speaker Series.
We hope to see you there!


Town of Canmore staff will also be present at this event to collect community feedback on the issue of human use in wildlife corridors. Be sure to share your thoughts with them!


Thank you to Lafarge and the Town of Canmore for your contributions, and to Alberta Parks for the poster photo.


December Rub Tree Poster Final


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Report any sightings of a bear, cougar, wolf or any aggressive wildlife in Kananaskis or the Bow Valley to Kananaskis Emergency Services 403.591.7755

For current postings of Bear Warnings, Wildlife Warnings and Closures please visit the following page:
Kananaskis Country - Advisories and Public Safety

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