Bear Awareness 

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Our mission is to reduce conflict in neighbourhoods between people and bears,
through education, innovation and cooperation.

Our primary means of accomplishing this goal is through public education about coexistence with the bears that share our community.  We can help you learn to correctly manage your "backyard bear attractants".

We are also helping work towards the achievement of provincial Bear Smart status for the City of Prince George.

Reserve your copy of our 2022 calendar!  

Calendar sales help fund our educational and research programs. 

Each month includes helpful tips.

They make excellent gifts, so you might consider getting a few...

Follow Us or Contact Us 

For regular updates, please follow our Facebook Page:  Northern Bear Awareness Society

We can always be contacted at our email address or by phone or text at 778-281-BEAR.

Our Fruit Exchange Program has its own Facebook page: Prince George Fruit Exchange

For those not using Facebook, you can still call or email us for help finding someone to take your tree fruit.  

Upcoming Events

  • Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday November 23 at 6:00pm online via Zoom.  Please email us to request the meeting link.
  • We will hold semi-regular volunteer training and check-in meetings, starting in July 2021.  Dates are yet to be determined.  Contact us if you are interested.  Click for details on volunteer jobs.
  • If you have an excess of fruit from your trees or want some fresh fruit, check out the Fruit Exchange page on Facebook.
  • Our board of directors meets on the second Monday evening of each month.  Contact us if you'd like to join us.

Was your Garbage tagged?

Thank you for being a part of our Garbage Audit Program. Please help us keep people and bears safe. Waiting until the morning to put out garbages means that bear are less likely to be attracted into your neighbourhood by tempting smells. Learn more about managing attractants.

 Another good reason to wait till the morning: The Garbage Collection Regulatory Act was officially amended March 5, 2012, meaning garbage bins are to be put out no earlier than 4am on the day of pick up.

If you were involved in our Garbage Audit please take a minute to fill out our short survey

Some Local Bear Photos