In an effort to reduce the number of bear/human conflicts in
the resort, Whistler residents and guests are getting a lesson on bear
Marc Zurbuchen, Whistler’s bear aware coordinator, will led a
public awareness campaign, teaching people about bear attractants and how human
behaviour can help save bears.
He is looking for volunteers to help with awareness-raising
activities such as door-to-door campaigning, putting up posters, or attending
The program is funded by the provincial Ministry of Environment
and is one of 25 similar programs going on across B.C. with a mission to reduce
conflicts between human and bears through education, innovation and
To join the team as a volunteer or to book a presentation to
learn more about the program, call Marc Zurbuchen at 604-935-8288.
To report all human/bear conflicts call 604-905-BEAR (2327).