Best Practices for Deterring Grizzlies with Electric Fence

Hosted by People and Carnivores

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Arlee, MT
On Thursday, May 30, People and Carnivores will host a day-long workshop focusing on best practices for grizzly-deterring electric fencing. The workshop will be held on a farm in the Jocko Valley, 18 miles north of Missoula, and is for managers, practitioners, and landowners who are using or may use electric fence to deter bears. We hope that you can join us.

The day will include classroom presentations and discussions of innovative fencing techniques, as well as field demonstrations of permanent and temporary electric fence installations. Field staff from People and Carnivores as well as other researchers and practitioners will present fencing types at different stations, and we will rotate attendees in groups to talk about the different techniques.

Come explore the many ways that electric fence can be used to decrease conflicts between humans and grizzlies as well as its limitations. Learn something new and share what you know.

More workshop details are coming soon, but space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible to P&C’s Martha Sellers at msellers@peopleandcarnivores.org. If you think of someone else who should attend, please send Martha their contact info and we will reach out to them.