Recommendations released for improving human-wildlife coexistence in the Bow Valley

 

Highlighted by the eventual loss of grizzly No. 148 during the summer of 2017, the complexities of wildlife management in the busy Bow Valley sparked a working group of people involved in managing and protecting local wildlife.

The formation of this group, known as the Human-Wildlife Coexistence Technical Working Group, is an attempt to proactively ensure better outcomes for local wildlife in the future. The group has spent the past six months working together to address the challenges of human and wildlife management in an area under increasing pressure and finding solutions that work.

Below are the contributors to the group, including the organizations they represent:

 From page iv of the 2018 Human-Wildlife Coexistence report.

From page iv of the 2018 Human-Wildlife Coexistence report.

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The recommendations cover topics including trans-boundary management, habitat security, food conditioning and habituation, public compliance, transportation deaths and more.

Learn about the vision, priorities, objectives and scope for the recommendations by clicking on the document produced by Alberta Environment and Parks at the button below.

 One of the upcoming challenges for the group and the community will be finding effective ways to manage public and wildlife use of designated and undesignated trails in the areas surrounding Banff and Canmore.

One of the upcoming challenges for the group and the community will be finding effective ways to manage public and wildlife use of designated and undesignated trails in the areas surrounding Banff and Canmore.


Opportunities to weigh in

The recommendations were made public on June 1st, 2018 and a public comment period is now open until August 10th, 2018. Learn more and submit your comments to the province by email.

In the meantime, there's an opportunity to learn more about the report by attending one of two open houses in Canmore on June 6th and in Banff on June 12th.

See more details on the open houses by clicking the buttons below.

 
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