Subscription options:


Font Size:
buffaloberrieslead

Be ‘berry’ carefulPosted: July 24, 2012

Buffaloberries are ripening at lower elevations in Kootenay National Park. These berries are a critical food source for bears. Buffaloberry bushes are often found along the edges of trails, campgrounds and roadways. Bears can be very preoccupied while gorging on berries, increasing your chances of surprising a bear close to the trail.

If you are out there using the trails, we recommend that you travel in groups, make noise, and carry bear spray. Be especially alert for bear activity in areas with high concentrations of buffaloberries.

Trail Restrictions 

Seasonal trail restrictions are put into effect in key grizzly bear habitat to ensure visitor safety and reduce disturbances to female grizzly bears and offspring during the important feeding season. Check Important Bulletins for current warnings and closures before you head out.

Above image: Buffaloberries in Banff National Park, July 17- © Parks Canada/S. Zyvatkauskas

Kootenay National Park

Tags:
Author:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


More Stories

Edward Jones PSLV

Local recognized for dedicated service

> Read More
Fernie City Hall

Fernie Council Connection

> Read More
Youth Ambass IHP

2016 Youth Ambassador candidates introduced

> Read More
Cranbrook Comm init aff areas

City recommends funding for 37 organizations

> Read More
Key City Theatre

Key City Theatre liquor hours expanding

> Read More
ATL Lead

At the Library

> Read More
GG01-2016-0070-008 March 04, 2016 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada  Robert Lenard Cutler, Cranbrook, British Columbia.  Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston were in Vancouver between Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4, 2016 for an official visit. While in Vancouver, the Governor General recognized remarkable Canadians with awards and honours. In addition, Their Excellencies participated in a number of cultural, innovation-themed, and community-building events.  Presentation of Honours.  His Excellency presented honours to more than 150 remarkable Canadians to recognize excellence, courage or exceptional dedication to service.  His Excellency presents the Governor Generalís Caring Canadian Award to: Robert Lenard Cutler from Cranbrook, British Columbia.  Credit: Sgt Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall, OSGG

13th anniversary of fundraising event May 7

> Read More
Letter to the editor 6

Kudos to city, SD5 for dog park

> Read More