BEAR SAFETY TRAINING

FOR PROFESSIONALS

Learn what you need to know to work safely in bear country.

One-day classroom seminar plus a one-day field seminar.

Classroom seminar can be stand-alone.

What you’ll learn in the class:

  • What to do before you go.
  • How to avoid bear-prone areas.
  • Detailed bear-food plant identification so you can avoid bear feeding areas.
  • Bear habitat recognition to aid in your awareness of potential hazard areas.
  • Typical bear behaviours and what they mean.
  • Appropriate behaviour in bear country so you don’t get into trouble..
  • Differentiating Grizzly and Black Bears.
  • Differences in your response for Grizzly and Black Bears.
  • How to respond in an actual encounter.
  • Bangers, Spray, Weapons and other deterrents.
  • Camp setup and security.
  • Scenario practice.
  • Corporate bear policy.
  • Monitors and their roles.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Post-encounter reporting.

What you’ll learn in the field.

  • Habitat recognition.
  • Bear spray use.
  • Bear banger use.
  • Practice with scenarios.
  • Bear food plant identification.
  • Bear sign identification. (tracks, diggings, scat, bark scratching, bedding sites, etc.
  • Practice appropriate behaviour for bear country. (noise making, scouting, approach, departure, wind direction, scent, etc.)

You’ll also get an information-rich 50-page manual.

Price

Call for a quote. (403) 270-0000

FOR OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS

Feel safe and avoid bear attacks when you’re out hiking, fishing or mountain biking.

One hour “essentials” session perfect for a corporate “lunch and learn” program.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • What to do before you go.
  • How to avoid bear-prone areas.
  • Plants, habitat and other ways of determining bear-prone areas.
  • Appropriate behaviour in bear country so you don’t get into trouble..
  • Differentiating Grizzly and Black Bears.
  • Differences in your response for Grizzly and Black Bears.
  • What to do if you actually have an encounter.
  • Bangers, Spray and other deterrents.

You’ll also get an information-rich handout in PDF format that you can print off for the participants.

Price

$470+gst for up to 20 participants. Additional participants $20 +gst each.
Outside of Calgary, add transportation costs plus $50/hour travel time.