Spring Bear Necessities Workshops
Join Revelstoke Bear Aware and Loki Tree Service for a Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop.
Date: April 17, 2019 at 6pm
Location: Exact location to be announced but will be in the downtown Revelstoke area.
Pruned trees mean better fruit for us and less on the ground to attract bears. Jake Roos of Loki Tree Service has a ton of great tips and will be showing us, hands on, the best ways to prune a fruit tree so that you get the best and brightest fruit, at an easy to pick height. And the best part, easy to pick fruit means less food waste, increased food security and more pies!
If you have excess fruit and don’t know what to do with it this year, join our Fruit Share group and share your fruit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/392517164556454/ or check out our new Revelstoke Fruit Share website.
Join Revelstoke Bear Aware and Gillian Sanders of the Grizzly Bear Coexistence Solutions for an Electric Fence Workshop.
Date: May 2, 2019 at 6pm
Location: Revelstoke Rec Centre, Macpherson Room
Get ready for the summer season and protect your beehives, fruit and nut trees and chickens from bears, in turn you’ll also be protecting bears against habituation. As it turns out setting up and taking down an electric fence can be super simple! Learn how.
Workshop leader Gillian Sanders has helped to install 150 electric fences to successfully protect livestock and/or fruit trees from both black and grizzly bears. Correctly installed and maintained electric fencing provides a cost effective and easy solution to prevent or stop bear conflicts. This workshop will discuss different electric fencing designs for permanent and temporary fences that can be adapted to your particular needs.
The workshop will begin indoors for an overview of the different types of electric fences and the best solutions for us in Revelstoke. Then we will venture outdoors for a demonstration on how easy it is to set up an electric fence yourself!
Help keep bears wild and our community safe. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Workshops are by donation or free for Revelstoke Bear Aware members.
Thank you to our sponsors helping to make this workshop possible: