Editor, The Times:
Once again the crew at WildSafeBC are asking concerned residents to help us understand how natural food sources affect human-bear conflicts throughout the province.
If you have been out hiking or berry picking we’d like to hear how this year compares to previous years.
You can help us by answering a short poll on our Facebook page about your observations regarding this years’ berry crop – search Facebook for WildSafeBC TNRD.
Low berry crops or crop failures due to drought may result in more bears visiting urban areas in search of food. The data gathered by the poll can help us to prepare for changes in wildlife behaviour.
Contact me for more information or search directly for WildSafeBC TNRD on Facebook to complete the poll.
WildSafeBC is an educational program delivered in partnership with the BC Conservation Foundation and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.
This program strives to keep wildlife wild and communities safe in all aspects of our lives, including how we live, work, play and grow.
For tips and information on reducing human-wildlife conflict, visit www.wildsafebc.com, follow WildSafeBC TNRD on Facebook, or contact me, Mandy Ross, your local coordinator in the TNRD, at 250-828-2551 ext. 111.
Thompson-Nicola Regional District