CONFLICT PREVENTION PROJECT:

Trans-border Grizzly Bear Project

Electric fencing for landowners in the Kootenai Valley of northern Idaho and southern B.C.

Electric fencing
Rocky Mountains

Trans-border Grizzly Bear Project PROJECT BRIEF

One of the areas with the most recent progress in grizzly coexistence is the trans-boundary region of far northern Idaho and southeastern British Columbia. Connecting the Selkirk and Purcell mountains and their two small grizzly populations, the agricultural Kootenai Valley is vital ground for connectivity and conflict prevention.

Bearproof sanitation and public education have already helped grizzlies begin moving between the mountain ranges in greater numbers, with the Trans-border Grizzly Bear Project leading these efforts. We’re excited to support their cost-share electric fencing program which will help landowners keep their chickens and gardens safe while the bears stay in the woods.

Trans-border Grizzly Bear Project

  • Coexistence initiative in northern Idaho and southeastern British Columbia
  • Working in key corridor linking Selkirk and Purcell mountains and their small grizzly populations
  • Improved sanitation and public education have corresponded with lower grizzly mortality and increased movement
  • New cost-sharing electric fencing partnership will help landowners prevent conflicts with domestic livestock and gardens