Schools in the Prince George area have received a total of 360 free interactive elementary classroom presentations reaching 10,400 students.
Summer camps in the Prince George area have received a total of 151 interactive presentations reaching 3,620 participants.
Canvassing has reached 9,442 homes.
Northern Bear Awareness brochures have been sent to ~7000 homes.Public events communicating the bear awareness message have reached ~41,000 community members.
The fruit exchange program has coordinated over 1,400 volunteers to help put locally produced fruit in the hands of local people.
The media has greatly supported our efforts in Prince George. Our 7 radio stations have regularly broadcasted interviews and bear updates; local newspapers have published hundreds of articles; CKPG TV annually produces and airs news segments, as well as TV commercials in 2005; and Shaw Cable has also produced and aired informative clips for us.
Research and Bear Smart Status:
The NBA program developed the first human-bear conflict map with PG bear complaint data in 2000. Updated maps are produced each year.
Bear-Hazard risk assessments have been completed for all municipal parks, schools, and community centres.
Public surveys have been collected in PG since 2000 on public perception of bear conflicts.
A bear-attractant tree list has been researched and developed to aid municipal planners
Provincial Bear Smart Status research was initiated, contracting Dr. Lana Ciarniello Ph.D., RPBio. (funded by HCTF).
Phase 1 of the Prince George Bear Hazard Assessment was completed in 2006.
Phase 2 of the Prince George Bear Hazard Assessment data analysis completed, field study, and preliminary management plan completed in September 2008.
Phase 3 Prince George Bear Smart Management Plan completed and published in October 2009.
Urban Bear Smart Research Project initiated, with two female black bears being radio-collared in spring 2009.
Resolution for Bear Smart bylaw passed by Prince George Mayor and Council on June 29, 2009.