Posted by: Bob Payne | August 10, 2011

Parks Canada unveils strategy to reduce train-related bear deaths

Horns and whistles, pegboards on the railway, gates and fences, and strategic vegetation clearing are just a few initiatives being tested by Parks Canada and Canadian Pacific to keep bears off the tracks in Banff National Park. A joint five-year plan was announced last year with $1 million from Canadian Pacific to fund research work to prevent rail-related bear deaths. Details of that plan were released Tuesday, including using parts of the railway as a “living laboratory” to test several death reduction strategies.


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