Wild Wise Sooke relies upon everyone in all neighbourhoods working cooperatively to build more sustainable and safer communities.
Wild Wise Sooke is seeking volunteers to join our group.
A love of nature and wildlife is the only “Skill” you will need to help you with the community program.
There are many things to do as a volunteer. Let’s discuss where you see your self a a volunteer.
The Wild Wise Sooke Program stresses public education. We provide the strategies and support that enable people to prevent and cope with human-bear conflicts. In addition, we teach people about bear ecology and behaviour, and how bears figure into local public policy.
Bear Wise Community Coordinators lead bear-proofing efforts at the community level. They assist in identifying and resolving bear-related issues. If you have concerns or have questions regarding wildlife, these are the first people to call.
The focus of the Program is to motivate people to be responsible with bear attractants. Our Mission Statement is to reduce the number of human-bear conflicts in communities through education, innovation and cooperation.
Some of the services we provide:
- Education programs to kids, and to many interest groups including seniors, naturalist groups and park programs.
- You may see Bear Aware talking to people at displays at farmer’s markets and other events.
- Help to lead bear-proofing efforts at the community level.1
- Coordinate volunteers for projects
- Contribute your ideas to the community program
- Write news articles
- Post signs in hot spots
- Speak to community
- Organize community events
Training is provided.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to sign up to volunteer. We look forward to hearing from you!
- The importance of properly storing garbage: be bear wise!
- Understanding (and avoiding) bear habituation, so no bears have to die
- Wild Wise Sooke: Bears out in Sooke, full force!
- Sooke man chases bear away from the safe side of the window (video)
- Increased bear sightings, what you need to know, and how to keep bears alive
- Bear sightings at Potholes, between parking lots 3 and 2
- How bears communicate (Video)
- A sure sign of spring for residents of Sooke is the return of bears.
- Bear in Area signs emerge from hibernation
- Bear conflicts are on the rise
- Recent bear sightings in Sooke
- Wild Wise Sooke sees wildlife management improvements in Sooke
- Wild Wise Sooke’s education program has reduced bear kills by 75% in the last six years
- Wild Wise Sooke reminds SUNRIVER residents to store garbage indoors and manage attractions
- Reminder from Wild Wise Sooke: Bears are emerging from the hills
- Be bear-wise in Sooke: Bear-proof your yard
- First bear destroyed, Wild Wise Sooke urges education
- Be Bear Wise: Wild Wise Sooke suggests spring cleaning, minimize attractants
- Good to Know: How to deal with a surprise encounter with a black bear
- Bear sightings are up in Sooke