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Living with Wildlife

The Living with Wildlife column is published monthly in the Rocky Mountain Outlook to create awareness of living with wildlife challenges. We also work with local newspapers, radio and television stations to promote wildlife safety issues through the media on a weekly basis.

The following Living with Wildlife articles (previously WildSmart & You) are published monthly in the Rocky Mountain Outlook. They are based on seasonal wildlife themes and issues. This project is made possible due to the funding of the Calgary Foundation and our partnership with local newspapers, the Rocky Mountain Outlook, the Canmore Leader, as well as the many WildSmart volunteers who write them.

Alberta bears love their veggies. Especially buffaloberries.
Published in the Rocky Mountain Outlook
June 2009

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As the mantra goes, don't bring a gun to a bear fight. Bring bear spray.
Published in the Rocky Mountain Outlook
May 2009

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Scientists take grizzlies to the lab.
Published in the Rocky Mountain Outlook
April 2009

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Finding easy passageway through the Bow Valley is no easy task for Wildlife.
Published in the Rocky Mountain Outlook
March 2009

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Do Canmore's Coyotes have a people problem? What you can do to coexist.
Published in the Canmore Leader
February 2009

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Why leash my dog this winter? What can dog owners do to be WildSmart?
Published in the Canmore Leader
January 2009

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Previous Articles
Published in the Canmore Leader

Are you attracting Cougars?
Be WildSmart on the Highway
Bears, Bushes, and Berries – Oh my!
Beavers – Iconic Inhabitants of the Bow
Biking - Safety First when Biking in Bear Country
Black Bears - Keeping them Wild in the Bow Valley
Can we live with Cougars?
Elk - Adorable Calves and Aggressive Moms
FishSmart
Fruit Trees - Bears, Berries and Bare Fruit Trees
Hibernation and Bears
House Critters - Keep those critters out of your house!
Hunter Safety to Hunt Safely
Is your garden a buffet for wildlife?
Managing bear attractants in our garden
Reporting Wildlife Sightings - Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How?
WildSmart - Spring Preparation
Wolves


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