Workers receive a Wildlife Awareness credential with a 3 year expiry.
Wildlife Awareness is a four hour instructor led course which focuses on respecting wildlife, reducing encounters that could lead to its destruction, and dealing with an encounter to protect yourself or those around you should the need arise. There are practical exercises, class discussion, videos and a written knowledge test.
The importance of the wilderness to Canadians and Canada
The hierarchy of controls to prevent or deal with wildlife encounters
Information about bear ecology and behaviour
How to identify bears, their signs, and prevent encounters
The difference between defensive, non-defensive, and predatory encounters
How to use bear spray safely
Information on Cougars, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and moose; and how to deal with possible encounters
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