Reducing Grizzly Bear conflicts
One hundred and fifty new electric fences have been installed to help reduce conflicts between grizzly bears and humans. This project, led by Grizzly Bear Coexistence Solutions with funding from the FWCP, mean 450 fences across the East and West Kootenay have been installed since 2013. Most contain an area small to medium in size—typically less than one acre—and are primarily around chicken coops, bee yards, fruit trees, and small numbers of livestock. This year, the project also saw ten grizzly bear safety and fencing workshops delivered throughout the FWCP’s Columbia Region.