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  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bear Necessities: Electric Fence Workshop

The new Bear Necessities Workshop Series continues with its second spring workshop: Electric Fence Workshop with Gillian Sanders Revelstoke Rec Centre Macpherson Room Get ready for the summer season and protect your fruit and nut trees, chickens and beehives from bears, in turn you’ll also be protecting bears against habituation. 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 $10 suggested donation or free for Revelstoke Bear Aware members. Thank you to our sponsors Columbia Basin Trust and Habitat Conservation Trust Fund for helping to make this workshop possible.