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Bear Management in Port Moody

bear in yardThe City of Port Moody is privileged to have plenty of forested parks, creek ravines and natural areas that provide for public enjoyment and natural habitats for wildlife and plants. As such, human and wildlife interaction are inevitable. While wildlife does not generally pose a threat to our society and are in fact important aspects of our ecosystem, they can become a safety concern if they become habituated and reliant on unnatural food sources created by humans (e.g. garbage, bird feeders, etc.). Therefore, it is important to actively manage any attractants to protect both humans and the wildlife living in our community.

The City works together with the Province of British Columbia (BC) to actively manage human-bear and other wildlife conflicts in our community. The Province, through the Ministry of Environment, has the mandate and jurisdiction to manage wildlife throughout BC. The Provincial Wildlife Act places a restriction on anyone from intentionally or negligently feeding and attracting dangerous wildlife, including bears, cougars, coyotes and wolves. The BC Conservation Officer Service is the public safety provider tasked with enforcing the BC Wildlife Act, as well as other BC regulations.

The City supports the Province’s management strategies by establishing and implementing complementary policies and programs, with the goal of establishing a community that enables the safe and respectful co-existence of humans and wildlife.

Report wildlife-human interactions where public safety may be at risk to the BC Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277


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  • Common Species of Wildlife Found in Port Moody 
  • Reporting Wildlife Sightings 
  • Port Moody Bear Essentials Program 
  • Applicable Bylaws, Legislations & Links 
  • Frequently Asked Questions 
  • Last updated: 19/03/2015 3:27:24 PM