The WildsafeBC program for the Columbia Valley provides public education and outreach, and conflict reduction advice for all types of wildlife.
WildSafeBC is a program delivered by the BC Conservation Foundation that evolved out of the very successful Bear Aware program, which started in 1999.
WildSafeBC has found that if wildlife is kept from becoming food-conditioned or habituated to the presence of humans, then they retain their natural wariness of humans and the potential for conflict can be greatly reduced.
The WildSafeBC motto of “Keeping wildlife wild — and communities safe” underscores the belief that if we can keep wildlife living in the wild we can, in turn, make our communities safer for us and keep wildlife from coming to harm.
Residents concerned about wildlife in their community can contact the Columbia Valley WildSafeBC Coordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 780-722-2589 or the RAPP line.
Wildsafe Columbia Valley gratefully acknowledges the support of Columbia Basin Trust, the District of Invermere, and the Village of Radium Hot Springs. Without their support this valuable program would not exist.
For the WildSafeBC Community Reports, visit https://wildsafebc.com/ then select:
- PROGRAMS > COMMUNITY REPORTS > SELECT YEAR > Radium and RDEK F & G