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Bear Aware

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Northeast Washington is home to black bear and a small but growing population of grizzly bears. Before you head out to your next adventure, you want to make sure that you are Bear Aware.

Please join Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife and Washington State University Extension to learn how to safely and respectfully live and enjoy the out of doors in bear country.

The training will cover the following topics: bear biology and identification, setting up camp in bear country, hiking and hunting trips, tips and tools you can use around your home to reduce conflicts with bears.  You will also learn how to use bear spray, bear spray first aid and useful information.

A limited number of “free” bear spray cannisters will be available to participants courtesy of Defenders of Wildlife.   Participants will be able to pick up the bear spray at a local Extension Office (Pend Oreille, Ferry, and Stevens Counties) by appointment.

Three online presentations will be offered.   All three will have the same content.  Please only choose one to register for.   All presentations will be offered via Zoom, and will be interactive.  Questions are encouraged.   There will be a strict limit on 40 participants per session.  Registration is REQUIRED.

Bear Aware General Population


Bear Aware (Preference for Stevens County Residents).


Bear Aware General Population



August 20
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Adenea Thompson
(509) 684-2588