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……



Alberta BearSmart Program

website: www.bearsmart.alberta.ca

Bow Valley & Kananaskis Community Program

Click here for contact info. 

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 Urban Wildlife Coordinator

Environmental Services Division, City of Coquitlam

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

email: urbanwildlife@coquitlam.ca

website: https://coquitlam.ca/407/Wildlife-Management

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: www.lionsbay.ca


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

Slocan Valley, Nakusp, Arrow Lakes Bear Smart Program

Daniel Sherrod / Erica Mallam

phone: 250-358-2333

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


Wild Wise Sooke

email: wildwise123@gmail.com


WildSafe BC Program

phone: 604-815-5066

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

Sunshine Coast Bear Alliance

email: scbearalliance@gmail.com

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scbearalliance


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



contact the Bear Reporting Line

1-866-514-BEAR (2327)

(TTY) 705-945-7641

website: ontario.ca/bearwise


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

United States:

Southeastern States


Developed by state bear managers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Supported by SEAFWA, the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

email: support@bearwise.org

website: www.bearwise.org


Lake Tahoe

BEAR League

Ann Bryant

phone: 530-525-PAWS(7297)

email: bearsnsquirrels@sbcglobal.net

website: www.savebears.org


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


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


Bear Smart Incline Village

Madonna Dunbar

Incline Village General Improvement District

1220 Sweetwater Road, Incline Village, Nevada 89450




New Jersey

The Bear Education And Resource Group (BEAR)

Janet Piszar

phone: 973-315-3219

email: hasla1@verizon.net

website: www.savenjbears.com

North Carolina

Bear Smart WNC

PO Box 1834

Highlands, NC 28741

phone: 828-526-9227

email: bearsmartwnc@gmail.com


Wintergreen Bear Smart, Virginia

website: https://www.ourwintergreen.org/bears


Bear Smart WA

Nadine Drisseq

address: PO Box 152, Issaquah WA 98027

email: bearsmartwa@gmail.com

phone/text: 530-628-7787

Facebook: bearsmartwa

website: www.bearsmartwa.weebly.com

Western Wildlife Outreach

Lorna Smith

phone: 360-344-2008

email: info@westernwildlife.org

website: http://westernwildlife.org


Bear Wise, Wyoming

Wyoming Game & Fish Department

website: www.wgfd.wyo.gov/bear-wise-wyoming

Get Bear Smart 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.