Electric Fencing Workshop
On November 11, 2010, Revelstoke Bear Aware organized an Electric Fencing Workshop sponsored by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. Gillian Sanders from the North Kootenay Lake Bear Smart Program was the guest speaker. This event was attended by 20 people and was gratefully hosted at MacPherson Lodge B&B. The workshop was advertised through posters distributed throughout the community, through an interview on EzRock radio station, and through articles and advertisements in both local papers.
This outdoor workshop gave participants hands-on experience installing both portable and permanent electric fences. Gillian recommended different types and models of fences depending upon the needs of participants. Safety, maintenance, and cost were also discussed. Electric fences have been a successful tool to protect livestock, bees, fruit trees, gardens, buildings and campsites from bears.