Bear Smart

Nile Creek Enhancement Society (NCES) recently teamed up with Bear Smart BC and placed a bear-resistant public waste container at the Nile Creek Fish Hatchery.

Bears are attracted to the area when the fish are spawning, feeding on the salmon and carrying them into the forest, leaving the remaining parts to fertilize the trees and provide food for other species.

The danger to humans is when garbage is left, drawing the bears to areas frequented by local residents like the hatchery and the hiking trails, to prowl through garbage for food waste.

Protect public safety and protect our wildlife, please use only bear-resistant containers for your garbage or dispose of it when you get home.

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Thank you for keeping bears wild!