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Bear Smart Community Program: Background Report Davis, Helen
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Abstract: This document details the steps and procedures by which communities can reduce the frequency and intensity of human-bear conflicts. The process involves a shift from the reactive management of ?problem? bears to the proactive management of the attractants that draw bears into the communities. The Province of British Columbia has chosen to facilitate this change by accrediting communities with ?Bear Smart? status, which will be granted to those communities that reach a benchmark level of proactive management of human-bear conflicts. It is recommended that achieving ?Bear Smart? status should be a two-stage process. In Phase I, the sources of potential human-bear conflicts within the community are identified. This typically involves identifying non-natural and natural attractants. In Phase II, a human-bear management plan is developed and implemented. This management plan includes components on monitoring human-bear conflicts, education, managing waste, implementing and enforcing bylaws, managing green space, a
 
Davis, Helen, Wellwood, Debbie; Ciarniello, Lana. 2002. Bear Smart Community Program: Background Report. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. Safety Guide
 
Topic: Conservation + Mgmt (Wildlife, Fish, Plant)
Keywords: problem bears, human-bear conflicts, Bear Smart, management, attractants
ISSN:  Scientific Name: Ursus americanus, Ursus arctos
ISBN:  English Name: Grizzly Bear, Black Bear
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