The Fur-Bearers strives to create and maintain resources that will help individuals, communities, and municipalities prevent or mitigate wildlife conflict, as well as educate residents on how to live peacefully with wildlife. Below is a list of our available print resources. If you’d like to learn more about them, or to order some for your community, please contact us at info@TheFurBearers.com.
Door Hangers: Coyote, Bear and General Wildlife
These door hangers notify residents of coyote, bear or general wildlife activity in their neighbourhood. Each door hanger features tips on how to remove attractants and how to respond appropriately should you spot any of these animals. Ideal for individuals and groups to distribute to homes in a targeted community.
Beavers: Coexistence Strategies for Municipalities and Landowners
This 24-page booklet is an overview of the important role beavers play in ecosystems, how municipalities and landowners can utilize in-field solutions to protect infrastructure and an extensive list of scientific references provided by UBC’s Janice Wong. Download the booklet in French here!
Urban Feeding of Fur-Bearing Wildlife literature review
This review, compiled by Amelia Porter, MSc, EP, RPBio, looks at the impacts of wildlife feeding in particular and the detrimental consequences it has on animals, ecosystems, and even humans themselves. It lists several recommendations to address and mitigate wildlife feeding including educational programs, implementing wildlife-feeding bylaws coupled with effective enforcement, designing communities that foster connection with nature while minimizing feeding, developing coexistence plans within urban planning frameworks, and more.
Living With Skunks and Raccoons pamphlet
The headlines we see about wildlife conflict are usually large carnivores, like bears or coyotes. But most people – particularly those in urban areas – will more often come into conflict or have concerns about small mammals like skunks and raccoons. These crafty critters can pose unique challenges, but solutions to preventing and mitigating conflict with them do exist. Our Living With Skunks and Raccoons pamphlet includes tips on removing attractants, wildlife proofing homes, municipal policies, and biological information about these small mammals.
Field Guide to Canada’s Fur-Bearers
What is a fur-bearing animal? Where do they live, what do they eat, what do they look like, and how do they survive in Canada’s wilderness? This fold out field guide was created as an educational tool for young adults, students, and classrooms to help them learn about the various fur-bearing animals found in Canada.