As people who live and recreate in this exceptional Utah area, you are in a unique position to make a real difference for wildlife. What you do really does matter.
Learn to Be Wild Aware and camp responsibly. Sloppy campers and hikers don’t just endanger themselves, but also future visitors. If a wild animal receives a food reward from a human source, it can become food-conditioned. This behavior has resulted in the removal or death of many wild animals, and has also increased the risk of human injury. Do not leave food out to deliberately attract bears or other animals. It is great to see wildlife but we should not be luring them to our camp or picnic sites by leaving treats. The same principles can also apply for campers and caravans, make sure that you keep food out of sight. If an animal can see or even smell food coming from inside your vehicle, they may try and break in! Potentially causing damage to your property. Therefore, if you are travelling around the country in a camper, be sure to check out One Sure Insurance for information on the benefits of ensuring a camper!
Photos credit to Alberta Bear Smart , Government of Alberta and Parks Canada
Keep food and strong smelling toiletries 100 yards away from your sleeping area. The best thing to do when you are planning your camping/hiking trip is to look into something like Arkadia waterproof bags, just so you know that you will have a safe place to keep your toiletries. Plus, with a waterproof bag, this will reduce the distance the bear will make to find food. This is something worth considering.
Do not leave pet food or dishes outside.
Do not put trash in the fire pit and do not burn it.
Click Here to download a PDF of our Clean Camping flyer. Click Here to download a PDF of a Wild Aware Campsite Postcard. Click Here to download a PDF of Welcome to Wildlife Country brochure. Click Here to read more about camping and hiking in Bear Country.
Wild Aware Camp Safety
Keep food and strong smelling toiletries 100 yards away from your sleeping area.