From CSKT Natural Resources Department
POLSON — Residents and community members are invited to attend an informational meeting about carnivores in the Mission Valley. We share our valley with many wildlife species, and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Wildlife Program is teaming up with Peoples and Carnivores to host three community meetings aimed at identifying attractants and living safely with the large carnivores.
To protect carnivores in the Mission Valley, as well as human safety and property, it is important to recognize and secure common attractants around the home or ranch, as well as in the backcountry. These meetings will provide an opportunity for local biologists and game wardens to share helpful tips and tricks for preventing encounters and conflicts with various carnivore species like coyote, mountain lion and bears. You will also have the chance to discuss what to do when a carnivore is in your yard, safely practice using bear spray, and learn more about bear resistant garbage containers
These meetings will take place at the following locations and dates from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
- August 13 at St. Ignatius Community Senior Citizens Center
- August 14 at Ronan Tribal Senior Citizens Center
- August 15 at Polson Tribal Senior Citizens Center
For more information, contact Kari Eneas, Wildlife Biologist for the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, at (406) 883-2888, ext. 7217 or Kari.Eneas@cskt.org