Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Bear and Wildlife Encounters and Education

Report wildlife encounters to the BC Conservation Officer Service RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277

Dial Toll Free 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) to report wildlife-human interactions where public safety is at risk. If you observe dangerous wildlife in a residential area involved in any of the following, please report the incident to the BC Conservation Office 24 hour, toll free call centre at:  1-877-952-7277

  • Accessing garbage or other human supplied food sources
  • Instances where wildlife cannot be easily scared off
  • Dangerous wildlife is in a public location like a city park or school during daylight hours
  • When a cougar or wolf is seen in a residential area

In an emergency, contact the Northern Rockies RCMP detachment at (250) 774-2777.

"Keeping Wildlife Wild and Communities Safe"

WildSafeBC is a program designed to reduce human-wildlife conflict through education, innovation and cooperation. WildSafeBC is designed, owned and delivered by the BC Conservation Foundation as a partnership between local funding bodies (such as municipalities and regional districts) and the Province of BC.


The Northern Rockies has partnered with WildSafeBC and the BC Conservation Foundation  to host a WildSafeBC Program Community Coordinator from May to September:


Kim Eglinski, Community Coordinator - WildSafeBC Fort Nelson
P: 250.775.0860


Check out the WildSafeBC Fort Nelson Facebook page for fun and informative events happening locally!


The British Columbia Conservation Foundation's Wildlife Alert Reporting Program (WARP) map allows visitors to view recently reported sightings.

Observing dangerous wildlife in the woods, back country, forested areas or a wildlife interface is normal.  We recommend that anyone spending time in these areas should ensure that they are familiar with how to react should they encounter dangerous wildlife. 

The Ministry of Environment has the following resources to help provide tips and strategies on how to reduce conflicts:

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