The Waterton Biosphere Reserve would like to invite you to join us as we tour various carnivore mitigation projects of the Carnivores and Communities Program (CACP).

The CACP provides support for activities designed to remove or reduce carnivore attractants. Current attractant management projects include removing dead livestock from the landscape, making grain and feed storage facilities more secure, and installing electric fencing to keep carnivores away from other attractants (such as calving grounds).

Our 2016 tour will showcase innovative ways farmers and ranchers are working to reduce the risk of conflict with large carnivores on their property.

TOUR DETAILS:

DATE:  Thursday September 22nd, 2016
LOCATION:  Meet at Twin Butte Community Hall
TIME:  8:30am – 6:30pm
Tour bus will be leaving the hall at 9:00am

SCHEDULE:

  • 8:30am – Welcome and sign-in
  • 9am – Bus leaves the hall
  • 9:30am to 12pm – Tour various farms and ranches in the area
  • 12pm (approximately) – Lunch
  • 1pm – Continue tour
  • 5:00pm to 6:30pm – Back at the hall for supper and wrap-up

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Unique 3-D electric fence project for bears and ungulates
  • Modified Sea Can (shipping container) grain storage
  • Options for permanent and temporary electric fence to deter carnivores
  • Bear-resistant grain bin doors
  • Multi-purpose electric fencing that protects grain, hay and silage storage from bears, elk and deer
  • Discussion on the draft Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan, the Deadstock Removal Program, and review of the Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project results
  • Hear about bear safety training opportunities specific to farm and ranch families
  • Opportunity for landowners to generate ideas for projects on their own property and learn more about funding available to assist with these projects

Thanks to grants from the provincial and federal government there is no charge to attend the tour which includes both lunch and supper, though pre-registration is required.      Please register by September 16th, 2016.

To register online please click here:

While online registration is preferred you may also register by contacting:

Tony Bruder – Area Coordinator for the CACP
403 627 5425

Tour day contact and general inquires:
Jen Jenkins – Communications Coordinator for the WBRA
403 627 9598
jjenkins@watertonbiosphere.com