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Free Bear Safety Resource & STAY SAFE in Bear Country Course

A free online study guide to help you stay safe in the bear country of BC

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Free Online Bear Safety Resource & STAY SAFE in Bear Country Course.

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Free online resources and study materials to help you prepare for life in Bear country.  After you signup and are logged into your account return to the course page. Once back on the course page you will see that the topics are unlocked and you will be able to open up each subject under the “CURRICULUM” heading.  The course material opens up by clicking the triangle next to the topic you wish to study.

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Introduction

STAYING SAFE

Bears are intelligent and fascinating animals. People and bears have been interacting for thousands of years, basing the relationship more on understanding than on fear have help professionals work safely while in bear territory. Studying how bears interact with each other can teach us a lot about how they avoid or resolve conflicts – lessons relevant to how we should respond to bears during encounters. This online course gives a clear approach to understanding bears and offers practical, and life-saving, advice on how you can stay safe while working in bear country.

CAUTION

There is no guarantee that the advice in this online course will prevent you from being harmed by a bear, it can reduce your risks. If you understand and apply these principles, you can make your next job in bear country safer.

A free online study guide to help you stay safe in the bear country of BC

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ABOUT BEARS A QUICK LOOK
Bear Over View
15:32 Lecture
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Free Bears of BC Identification Quiz

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WORKING IN BEAR HABITATS
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Hunting First Aid Check List
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Bear Spray & Firearms
Bear Spray
13:46 Lecture
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Bear Myths
20m Lecture
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Bears & Firearms
20m Lecture
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Bear Behaviour
Bear and Humans
13:46 Lecture
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Summary
20m Lecture
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Cougars
20m Lecture
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Field Workers In Bear Country
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Bear Safety Resources

Bear Safety Resources

Documents: (pdf’s) Source
Bear-People Conflict Prevention Plan December 2002 (PDF, 1mb) British Columbia Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection
Polar Bears (PDF, 540kb) P.L. Clarkson and I. Stirling
Surviving a Bear Encounter (PDF, 112kb) found on some web site on Montana wildlife
Efficacy of Bear Deterrent Spray in Alaska Tom S. Smith, Stephen Herrero, Terry D. Debruyn, and James M. Wilder (2008)
Journal of Wildlife Management 72(3), 640-645
available online via UofA Libraries
Field Use of Capsicum Spray as a Bear Deterrent (PDF, 435kb) S. Herrerro and A. Higgins.1998. Ursus 10:533-537.
Bear Videos: available for short-term loan; see Tom Hantos, CW317A, 492-2399
Staying Safe in Bear Country; a Behavioral-Based Approach to Reducing Risk (48 min) how bears behave and respond to encounters with humans
Working in Bear Country: For Industrial Managers, Supervisors and Workers (22 min) more practical aspects of setting up camp and working in bear areas
Polar Bears: A Guide to Safety especially relevant to those working in the far North
Training
Bear Awareness and Safety (2 part course – theory and hands on) online course offered through Environment, Health and Safety; register here
Proper Deployment of Bear Spray (using inert containers) practical outdoor session offered in spring/early summer; must complete online course first
registration details at link above
Information Links:
Safety in Grizzly and Black Bear Country NWT Resources Wildlife and Economic Development
Eastern Slopes Grizzly Bear Project
International Association for Bear Research and Management information on bears, access to some back issues of URSUS Journal
Alberta BearSmart Program Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Bear Safety Workshop (short modules) BC Wildlife Federation
Bear Awareness and Avoidance U of Alberta, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Safe Conduct in Bear Country: some guidelines T.S. Smith, US Geological Survey webpage
Bear Spray Position Paper Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, USDA Forest Service website
Bear Spray: Research and Information T.S. Smith, US Geological Survey webpage
Proper Use of Bear Spray to avoid bear attacks 1999 News release, US Geological Survey
Suppliers:
There are a variety of products that may be used to deter bears while working in the field. Electric fencing or a tripwire intrusion alarm can be erected around a camp and things like bearspray, a pen launcher with flares or banger shells, an air horn or a blank gun can be used to deter animals or as a signalling device.
Margo Supplies Ltd equipment for wildlife management workers, located in High River AB
Kodiak Security Products Inc Calgary AB
Commercial Solutions Inc 11723 – 170 Street, Edmonton, AB; other locations across AB and Canada
UDAP Industries, Bozeman MT pepper spray, electric fences for camps

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This was a very good read. I was unaware that bear bells are very useless . I have had 2 run in's with bears one black and one grizzly both time's I was on a quad (lucky me) the black bear got spooked when I came around the corner so it scampered off very quickly . The grizzly was not so fast to leave as it was trying to kill one of my calves at that time. I Reversed my way back to the road doing this I made sure the bear was not following me. I think every-one should read up more on bears and there behaviors. But we still have those people who have read everything about bears and do stupid things.

Start On September 25, 2017
Duration 24
Level Beginner
Instruction A free online study guide. Check out through the shopping cart to unlock this course. This course is free. Check out by clicking "ENROLL NOW" to unlock the free content. Then return to the course page.
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