The Get Bear Smart Society of Whistler, BC is an organization aimed at educating people about bears and fostering an environment where bears and people can co-exist in harmony.
In this book, the authors profile some of the black bears of Whistler. These amazing creatures den near popular ski runs, lazily traverse open meadows under chairlifts, graze on golf course fairways and devour berries alongside mountain bike trails. Sometimes, to their misfortune, they come into town, raid garbage bins, eat berries in backyards and even break into homes and restaurants looking for food. Here’s the real story of what the town is doing to minimize human-bear conflict and preserve their fragile coexistence. At the same time, this book offers an excellent education in bear habits and behaviour.
The book features 78 stunning bear photographs by Sylvia Dolson, executive director of the Get Bear Smart Society and a leader in mitigating human-bear conflicts.