Bear Safety Course
A superior course on the education of habituated, defensive or predatory wildlife. The first session of the course focusing on teaching the biology, behavioral patterns and animals characteristics.
Second session, focuses on advanced bear spray training. Consists of bear props will be set up along a trail system within a forested location to assist in training the students to accurately spray the wildlife while retreating. Inert bear spray will be used during this course. Initially it will be demonstrated by the instructor and then performed by each student until successful. The students will be instructed to walk along the trail system and then respond to the threat once an audio bear roar is heard. Techniques will be explained to each student on how to retreat properly from the location and the proper use of the inert bear spray during certain encounters. The instructor will explain proper target placement on the animal, when to spray, spraying positions and different distances. Two techniques will be addressed on how to remove the safety clips off the trigger when working alone or with a partner. The instructor will address how different types of wildlife may alert you to other wildlife’s present, learn to recognize these cues and scan the woods for possible dangers.
The final session will consist of the instructor performing 7 scenario type demonstrations with the students participation. These scenarios are based on real wildlife confrontations. Exciting physical interaction!!. Students will taught retreating techniques followed up by spraying the Instructor that is imitating a highly habituated, defensive or predator approach. Certain wildlife mauling’s that have occurred in Alberta will be discussed to help the students understand how to have a create positive outcome if encountered by a predator. A firearm vs Bear Spray Component will also be added into one of the scenarios.
We are focused on teaching confidence and leadership skills.
The goal is to create a muscle memory response when encountering a threat.
CBSA offers this course to industry, small businesses, organizations, government and the general public and provides a certificate of completion at the end!
The atmosphere during this course promotes and encourage team building.
$175.00 per individual plus GST.
(breakdown: $150.00 student and $25.00 for canister of inert bear spray)
With decades of professional experience in Aversive Conditioning on wildlife such as Bears, Moose and Bighorn Sheep. Canadian Bear Safety Authority offers an aversive conditioning component to industry and communities in order to enhance the safety and welfare of employees and wildlife on our lands.
The concept of Aversive Conditioning on wildlife has proven successful at reducing encounters with wildlife at specific locations. The goal is to re-educate the wildlife to recognize certain boundaries and to leave when humans are present. Certain tools such as pain stimulus devices, noise makers and trained K9 Units must be used to have a successful outcome.
Experiences staff is paramount to be successful.
Co-existence with boundaries is the goal.
Permits from Provincial Governments must be obtained to conduct this activity.
Canadian Bear Safety Authority’s primary goal is to create a coexistence between wildlife and humans on the landscape.
Due to the lack of education on wildlife behavior ,most humans fear what they don’t understand.
CBSA staff will be the eyes and ears on the industrial sites and within communities ,protecting life and property from any potential negative wildlife interaction.
CBSA will be focusing on locating and monitoring wildlife feeding area and travel corridors and calving/denning areas that are in close proximity to the public or workers. Immediate response will be made to any potential negative interaction between the workers ,public and wildlife at the locations in question. CBSA will conduct Aversive conditioning to prevent or stop any encounter that may take place.
CBSA’s presence will be addressing the companies requirement under Section 8(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, “ The employer is obligated to provide and maintain a workplace that is safe and without risk to the health of their employees”.
CBSA will act as an expert witness for the contracted company on proof of due-diligence that was taken to protect workers on site. CBSA will monitor the sites in question on the removal of human attractants that may draw the wildlife in.
Again, CBSA will focus on educating the wildlife through aversive conditioning. Permits from Provincial Governments must be obtained to conduct the Aversive Conditioning Components. Non lethal pain stimulus devices, noise makers and K9 units will be tools used to create a successful outcome. All of these tools must be used to be effective during every encounter with the problem wildlife. Successfully educating the wildlife to move off when humans are present and creating boundaries. All the while educating staff to be cognizant of the risks and necessary precautions to reduce the risk of creating negative encounters.
CBSA Owner offers guidance and assistance in a time of need when a tragic incident occurs involving
Wildlife and your loved ones.
As Fish and Wildlife Officers, Conservation Officers and RCMP are required to attend and investigate human-wildlife conflicts, which fall into the category as a mauling. The investigation must be conducted with professionalism, proper evidence collection, public safety and confirming the correct decision was made by the team in determining the correct offending species of wildlife that was responsible for the incident and possibly why the incident occurred.
We will try to assist the survivor or family of the deceased to understanding the process of the Investigation while attempting to be a liaison with the investigative team during the time of the incident. We can also assist in obtaining other mental health professionals that may need to be required during and after the event hopefully creating closer for the family.