Learn about living with bears; creating bear smart communities; recreating in bear country; bear safety at work; and managing bears (for wildlife officials).

Who Do I Contact?

Bear Aware/Smart/Wise Programs near you……

Canada

Alberta

Alberta BearSmart Program

website: www.bearsmart.alberta.ca

Bow Valley WildSmart Community Program

Suite 201, 600a 9th Street Canmore Alberta T1W 2T2

phone: 403-678-3445 Ext 2

email: use contact form

website: www.wildsmart.ca

Crowsnest Conservation Society

Jenice Smith – Living with Bears Program Coordinator

P.O. Box 242, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

12710-20 Ave, Main Street Blairmore

phone: 403-562-8923

email: office@crowsnestconservation.ca

website: www.crowsnestconservation.ca

Other areas in Alberta

Bear Safety & More

Kim Titchener

phone: 403-609-3042

email: info@bearsafety.com

website: bearsafety.com

British Columbia

Report a wildlife sighting in BC online here or, in an emergency, call 1-877-952-7277 or cell: #7277.

Coquitlam

Coquitlam Urban Wildlife Coordinator

Environmental Services Division, City of Coquitlam

3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam , B.C. V3B 7N2

phone: 604-927 3554 (office)

email: urbanwildlife@coquitlam.ca

Fernie Bear Smart

Tracy McGuire

email: tracy_mcguire@hotmail.com

Hope Mountain Black Bear Committee (HMBBC)

Lydia Koot

phone: 604-860-4558

email: lkoot@hopemountain.org

website: www.hopemountain.org/conservation/hmbbc

Lions Bay

Lions Bay Bear Smart Committee

phone: 604-921-9333

email: office@lionsbay.ca

website: http://www.lionsbay.ca/Bear_Smart.html

Naramata

Zoe Kirk, RDOS WildSafeBC Community Coordinator

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

101 Martin St., Penticton BC V2A 5J9

phone: 250-492-0237  fax: 1-877-610-3737

email: zkirk@rdos.bc.ca

website: www.rdos.bc.ca

North Vancouver, West Vancouver

North Shore Black Bear Society

phone: 604-990-BEAR(2327)

email: nsbbs@telus.net

website: www.NorthShoreBears.com

Christine Miller (cell): 604-317-4911

Prince George

Northern Bear Awareness Society

phone: 778-281-BEAR

email: nbasociety@gmail.com

website: www.northernbearawareness.com

Prince Rupert/Port Edward

Kim St. Pierre

phone/fax: 250-627-8171

email: mantlekats@msn.com

Rossland Trail Bear Smart

Rachael Roussin

address: Box 1232, Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0

phone/fax:250-362-5452

email: rosslandbearaware@live.com

website: www.rosslandbearaware.org

Slocan Valley (Lower) Bear Smart Program

Evelyn Kirkaldy, Coordinator

phone/fax: 250-359-6611

email: eekbears@hotmail.com

Slocan Valley (Upper), Nakusp, Arrow Lakes Bear Smart Program

Daniel Sherrod / Erica Mallam

phone: 250-358-2333

email: daniels@vws.org or ericam@vws.org

Sooke

Wild Wise Sooke – Debb Read

email: wildwisesooke@gmail.com

phone: 250-646-2997

Squamish

WildSafe BC Program

phone: 604-815-5066

website: http://squamish.ca/our-services/wildlife/

Sunshine Coast

email: sunshinecoast@wildsafebc.com

phone: (604) 885-6800 ext. 6476

facebook: Wildsafebc Sunshine Coast

Vancouver Island

Crystal McMillan

phone: 250-266-BEAR(2327)

email: bearsmartbc@telus.net

website: www.bearsmartbc.com

Whistler

Resort Municipality of Whistler

email: bearaware@whistler.ca

website: www.whistler.ca/bears

No listing? Check to see if WildSafeBC offers a program in your area:

Run by BC Conservation Foundation

200A-1383 McGill Rd

Kamloops BC V2C 6K7

phone: 250-828-2551

email: bc@wildsafebc.com

Ontario

TO REPORT BEAR PROBLEMS:

contact the Bear Reporting Line

1-866-514-BEAR (2327)

(TTY) 705-945-7641

website: ontario.ca/bearwise

Yukon

Centre for Human-Wildlife Conflict Solutions (WildWise Yukon)

311-108 Elliot Street

Whitehorse, Yukon

phone: 867-335-5212

email: info@wildwise.ca

website: www.wildwise.ca

facebook: wildwiseyukon

NOTE: Report incidents to the Conservation Officer Services TIPP line at 1-800-661-0525. Sightings and incidents are mapped here.

United States:

California

Lake Tahoe

BEAR League

Ann Bryant

phone: 530-525-PAWS(7297)

email: bearsnsquirrels@sbcglobal.net

website: www.savebears.org

Colorado

Durango, ColoradoBearSMART

Bryan Peterson, Executive Director

address: PO Box 2291 Durango, CO 81302-2291

phone: 970-749-4262

email: bp@frontier.net

website: www.bearsmartdurango.org

Florida

Longwood, Florida
Imagine Our Florida, Inc.
address: 215 Albrighton Court, Longwood, FL 32779
phone: 407-786-3971

Montana

Swan Valley, Montana

Patti Sowka

Living with Wildlife Foundation

address: PO Box 1152, Swan Valley, MT 59826

phone: 406-544-5307

email: patti@lwwf.org

website: www.lwwf.org

Nevada

Bear Smart Incline Village

Madonna Dunbar

Incline Village General Improvement District

1220 Sweetwater Road, Incline Village, Nevada 89450

775-832-1284

mod@ivgid.org

www.bearsmartinclinevillage.org

New Jersey

The Bear Education And Resource Group (BEAR)

Janet Piszar

phone: 973-315-3219

email: hasla1@verizon.net

website: www.savenjbears.com

New Mexico

Tijeras, New Mexico

Sandia Mountain BearWatch

Jan Hayes, Founder

address: PO Box 591, Tijeras, NM 87059

phone: 505-281-9282

email: jan@janhayes.com

website: www.SandiaMountainBearWatch.org

New York

Adirondack Park, Black Bear Education, Awareness, and Research Program (BBEAR)

Zoe Smith, Director

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack Program

address: 7 Brandy Brook Ave. #204, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

phone: 518-891-8872

email: zsmith@wcs.org

website: wcs.org

North Carolina

Bear Smart WNC

PO Box 1834

Highlands, NC 28741

phone: 828-526-9227

email: bearsmartwnc@gmail.com

Virginia

Wintergreen Bear Smart, Virginia

Bob and Sarah Scott

address: 125 Valley View Lane, Roseland, VA 22967

phone: 434-325-7375

email: scottrl1961@verizon.net

Washington

Western Wildlife Outreach

Lorna Smith

phone: 360-344-2008

email: info@westernwildlife.org

website: http://westernwildlife.org

Wyoming

Bear Wise Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation

address: PO Box 8042, Jackson WY 83002

phone: 307-739-0968

email: info@jhwildlife.org

website: www.jhwildlife.org

Europe

Italy, Abruzzo

Un Ponte con la Natura – A Bridge with Nature

Louise Sutherland

phone: +39 345 395 1002

email: info@pontenatura.org

website: www.pontenatura.org

Salviamo l’Orso, Italy – Associazione per la conservazione dell’orso bruno marsicano ONLUS

Mr. Mario Cipollone

Via Parco degli Ulivi, 9, 65015 – Montesilvano (PE)

email: info@salviamolorso.it

web:   http://www.salviamolorso.it

The Get Bear Smart Society strives to work with all agencies and organizations that have similar goals for minimizing human-bear conflict. We do not necessarily agree with or prescribe to all of their policies, but we believe it is important to work together in order to build bear smart communities.
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