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Bear Wise

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Help keep bears in the WILD

What you and your community can do:

  • Get involved in the bear wise program
  • Conduct bear hazard assessment to identify potential problem areas
  • Develop a plan to reduce human- bear conflict
  • Review future development plans relative to green space
  • Provide regular garbage collection
  • Properly manage landfill/ install electric fences
  • Provide bear-proof containers for community parks/streets
  • Implement policies and procedures to ensure residents and businesses are not attracting bears to the community
  • Communities play a vital role in preventing Ontario's black bears from becoming problems simply by applying some basic steps in the way garbage is collected and stored, and how landfill sites are managed

For Immediate assistance call police or 911

To Report bear problems in your community call:

Please visit the Ministry of Natural Resources web site for information on tips to help avoid these unwanted visitors. cp39.jpg
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