End of Season for WildSafeBC

Release date: 
November 29, 2017

Kamloops, BC - The bears are all denned up for the winter, and so is the WildSafeBC Kamloops program.

Once again, WildSafeBC had an active year assisting the community with several wildlife conflicts throughout Kamloops. The program included door-to-door canvassing, garbage tagging, attendance at public events, delivery of the Junior Ranger Elementary School program, and assistance with the bear-resistant garbage cart lock pilot project.

The WildSafeBC Kamloops Community Coordinator would like to thank the British Columbia Conservation Foundation, the Ministry of Environment, the City of Kamloops, the TELUS Thompson Okanagan Community Board, the Conservation Officer Service, and the City’s Bylaw Services team for their ongoing support as well as everyone who has made an effort to prevent human-wildlife conflicts this year. Garbage and fruit trees remain the top bear attractants in Kamloops.

Please visit WildSafeBC.com in December to view our year-end report and see what the WildSafeBC Kamloops Community Coordinator was able to accomplish this year.

During the winter months, wildlife conflicts can still be reported to the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277, and urgent wildlife questions can be directed to bc@wildsafebc.com. Until our program resumes in the spring, please visit WildSafeBC.com and follow our Facebook page for updates, tips, and other information to assist you in keeping wildlife wild and communities safe.

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Media Contact:
Courtney Hawkins
Kamloops WildSafeBC Community Coordinator
250-828-2551 x107

Emily Lomas
City of Kamloops Environment Services Coordinator