Bear Awareness: Tips from Pros

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Bear Awareness this Summer As we know in Canada, spring is when bears start emerging from hibernation, hungry and no doubt a little grumpy. The #1 tip from BC Parks: Don’t be a contributor to food-conditioning. A food-conditioned bear can lose their natural fear of humans making them more confident when searching for an easy meal. Food-conditioned bears are impossible … Read More

Estuary Rice Roots

Rob BryceJet Boat Photography, UNBC Experiential Tourism ProgramLeave a Comment

Northern Rice-Root or Fritillaria camschatcensis is a small lily that grows in the coastal estuaries of northwest BC. The plant is nutritionally similar to the potato, which displaced traditional root vegetables in Aboriginal diets after being introduced by European settlers. Grizzly bears find them tasty and will dig them where possible.  The small rice kernels that make up the bulb … Read More