Northern 
Bear Awareness 
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Reports


NBA Bear Hazard Assessment for Prince George (Bear Smart Phase 1) - 2008 

     This report, prepared by Lana M. Ciarniello, PhD, RPBio, presents a problem analysis for the City of Prince George in which the results of the analyses will be used to form the basis for a management plan aimed at reducing the number of bears destroyed and preventing bear-human conflicts.

  

Human-Bear Conflict Prevention Management Plan for Prince George (Bear Smart Phase 2) - 2009

     This report was prepared by Lana M. Ciarniello, PhD, RPBio. The primary objectives of this human-bear conflict management plan are to reduce the number of bears destroyed and to prevent human-bear conflicts within the City of Prince George and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. The Plan addresses the hazards and land-use conflicts available to bears that use the City and immediately adjacent District areas.


Bear Occurrence Reports and Mortalities for Prince George, BC, 2011-2017

     This is an update of the Bear Occurrence Report results in the 2008 Hazard Assessment and 2009 Management Plan, which were prepared in accordance with the Provincial Bear Smart guidelines.


NBA Society Urban Bear Research Project Preliminary Data - 2012

     This data was prepared by Lana M. Ciarniello, PhD, RPBio. This report contains an urban bear study completed for the NBA society as one way of increasing its public education and outreach efforts regarding the creation of 'problem' bears within the City.


Report on Urban Bears in Prince George - 2015

    This report was prepared by Dr. Annie L. Booth and Dr. Daniel Ryan. In collaboration with the Northern Bear Awareness Society in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, UNBC researchers undertook a survey of Prince George residents to determine their attitudes towards black bears in their community and to assess views about bear management techniques. 


A Tale of Two Cities, With Bears: Understanding Attitudes Towards Urban Bears in British Columbia, Canada 2019

  This is a follow up to the 2015 report from Dr. Annie L. Booth and Dr, Daniel Ryan from the University of Northern British Columbia. This report compares public attitudes from the cities of Prince George BC and Coquitlam BC. This report is still under review for publication. 


NBAS 2018 Summer Final Report

  For an 8 week period during the summer of 2018 we had 2 students employed thru Canada Summer Jobs. Their report highlights the education and outreach that NBAS has provided since the year 2000.