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Wildlife Monitoring and Management

Bear Scare specializes in Non-lethal Bear and Wildlife Management with a focus on reducing or eliminating human / wildlife encounters.  Our Wildlife Specialists and Monitors work directly with wildlife moving them to a safe and desirable location.  Working with your organization, HSE and site staff, proactively eliminate conditions which promote bears and wildlife from entering areas where there is a human presence.

Site Hazard Assessment, Inspection and Remediation

Bear Scare provides services to identify and deal with site hazards related to bear and other wildlife conflicts.  This service is provided by our senior Wildlife Specialists, many of whom are former Conservation Officers, and experts in bear and other wildlife behaviour, environmental needs and experience in human / wildlife conflicts at work sites in a variety of industries.

Training and Certification

As part of many safety programs, staff are required to become familiar with identifying wildlife, their behaviour and how to deal with situations when there is a possible human / wildlife encounter and how to prevent them.  Our various training courses provide awareness, practical experience with safety tools and what to do when these situations occur.  Certification is obtained through several of our courses where required by some sites.


BearScare Contact Information - 1-877-450-6355



The Bear Facts

Despite the best intentions and  precautions, bear encounters still occur.

Bears are intelligent and try to communicate with humans as they do with other animals.


Learn bear body language to be better prepared for an unexpected encounter.  

Be Bear Smart

Before entering bear country, protect yourself  with wildlife encounter training from Bear Scare:

- Learn bear behaviour.

- Practice appropriate responses.

- Decrease the risk of an encounter.

- Increase your chance of survival.



Bears Matter, Too


Bear Scare believes it is unfair how humans usually handle wildlife encounters. We invade their territory then dole out lethal punishment to creatures just going about their business.


Bear Scare offers wilderness courses and training sessions to prepare people for non-lethal resolution of wildlife encounters.


Bear Scare also offers:

- Site-specific wildlife hazard assessments

- Worksite predator monitoring services.  



The Bear Scare Difference

We are unique in that wildlife awareness and non-lethal bear management aren't just courses our instructors teach from a book. Our training methods have been developed and practiced over many decades of living and working in the wilds of North America.



Working with Dan LeGrandeur and Bear Scare Ltd. was an eye-opening experience for me. In 2011 we literally experienced a 'bear invasion' at our work camps in northern Alberta. More than 20 black bear visits were reported to our Environmental Department during a two-month period ... we needed swift action to protect our staff, clients and customers. In a short period of time, Dan made it happen. Using non-lethal techniques, he and his colleagues managed to deter more than 15 black bears from our camps (while) providing valuable training and advice to our front line workers. Thank you Dan!

~ Taras Senyuta, Environmental Manager PTI Group Inc., Edmonton

The Bear Scare Awareness Training was extremely informative and more than enjoyable to be part of. The situational videos give you a better picture of how to deal with wildlife properly. Dan's training give you more than the necessary tools for assessing any given situation while working in Alberta bear country. I recommend it to anyone considering any wildlife awareness training.

~ Russ Jackson, Supervisor - Lodge Safety Noralta Lodge Ltd., Nisku

Bear Scare Ltd. provides some of the best wildlife training in the industry. With reliable and comprehensive training, Bear Scare Ltd. is the best choice for all wildlife training courses.

~ Kai Rasporich ConocoPhillips

Being a Health, Safety and Environmental professional, I was tasked to find a solution for the increasing number of bear encounters our field staff were having. This is when I had the pleasure of being introduced to Dan and his non-lethal deterrent approach to effective bear management. I had what I thought was some good experience with bears, but Dan completely changed the way I thought about bear management. His experience and enthusiasm showed as he walked us through what we had to do immediately and long term to help ... decrease encounters. Dan was able to assist with an assessment of our locations, producing detailed recommendations we were able to put into action. He also provided direct, non-lethal bear management techniques. Basically, he helped the bears understand where not to go. I guess you could say that Dan educated both us and the bears. To watch him work is amazing. In my books, he's the Bear Whisperer.

~ Jason O'Donnell HSE Works, Inc.

The information and education presented by Bear Scare Ltd. has been an invaluable asset in assisting the Oil Sands Developers Group and its membership in their efforts to become Bear Smart. Companies presenting at the workshops often refer to the guidance received by Dan LeGrandeur helping them successfully reduce bear/human interactions. We look forward to working together again in the future.

~ Carol Christian Oil Sands Developers Group