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Wildlife Awareness | A Program Development Guideline


This document is based on the Wildlife Awareness Course, including Bear Awareness. It also incorporates information from the CAGC's Bear Hazard Response Guideline. It covers roles and responsibilities for prime contractors, employers and workers, applicable regulations, planning for working around wildlife, and an overview of wildlife behaviour.

January 12, 2017
 

Developer: Energy Safety Canada
Sponsor Organization: CAGC
Current Status: Endorsed

This document is based on the Enform Wildlife Awareness Course, including Bear Awareness. It also incorporates information from the CAGC's Bear Hazard Response Guideline.  It covers: 

  • Roles and responsibilities for prime contractors, employers and workers
  • Applicable regulations
  • Planning for working around wildlife, and an overview of wildlife behaviour
  • Wildlife Risk Matrix

In addition, the appendices provide practical tools, available below, including sample forms, tables on legislation, and a poster. The appendices also include fact sheets on working around large ungulates (elk, deer, etc.) as well as zoonoses (ticks, mosquitoes, etc.). 

WORKER TOOLS

Bear Encounter Situations and Responses:

This sheet provides guidance on how to react during an encounter with a bear.

image of bear spectrum

Wildlife Risk Matrix:

Use this risk matrix when working around bears and other wildlife.

 wildlife risk matrix

Wildlife Management Plan:

Use this fillable PDF to document your company's wildlife management plan, or use it as a template to create your own.

wildlife management plan form

Wildlife Spotting Sheet:

Use this fillable PDF to record and report wildlife encounters, or use it as a template to create your own.

 

Poster:

Print this Working Around Wildlife poster for your office or vehicle.

 poster

Wildlife Fact Sheets:

Have these fact sheets on hand for quick information on deer, elk, moose and other large wildlife, as well as insects, snakes, plants and disease carriers like deer mice and ticks

 


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