Northern 
Bear Awareness 
Society

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 Bear Sighting Maps

 

To further our efforts to raise awareness of the conflict levels here in Prince George, the following maps have been prepared. After gathering and preparing data from several years, the following map depicts the areas within the city which have the highest numbers of conflict issues.    


2004         2011        2017 

2005         2012 

2006         2013

2007         2014

2008         2015

2009         2016


Bear Sightings 2011 to 2017 combined here

Bear Hotspots 2015 here

Bear Hotspots 2016 here


Data provided by Ministry of Environment and Mapping provided by Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations – Omineca Geospatial Services.

Bear Sightings Statistics

On average, the Prince George area receives an average  800 bear complaints every year. Due to unmanaged attractants, an average of 30 bears are destroyed annually. Initially, with the start of the Northern Bear Awareness program in 2000, the number of bears destroyed was reduced; however, the number fluctuates each year due to the amount of natural bear food available and, of course, the number of unnatural bear attractants accessible.

Year
 Number of 
compaints
Destroyed Black
Bear
 Destroyed Grizzly
Bear
 Total
Destroyed Bears
 1998
  1168
 
  80
 1999
  604
 
  56
 2000
  547
 
 
  28
 2001
  905
 
 
  75
 2002
  779
 
  48
 2003
  634
 
 
  48
 2004
  337
  14
  1
  15
 2005
  917
  44
  6
  50
 2006
  928
  27
  2
  29
 2007
  1139
  38
  3
  41
 2008
  575
  11
  0
  11
 2009
  332
  29
  0
  29
 2010
  1861
  84
  1
  85
 2011
 480
 12
 0
 12
  Total
  11206
  259
  13
  607
Average
per year
 800
 32 (since 2004)
 2 (since 2004)
 43