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Creston Valley farmers discuss bear conflicts

A collaborative approach to reducing bear conflicts on farmland was the focus of a recent meeting in Creston.

Creston area farmers and the conservation office looked at options to deal with issues around grizzlies.

Reps from the Waterton area in southwest Alberta were also on hand.

Gillian Saunders from the Trans Border Grizzly Bear Project says it was an opportunity to compare notes.

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Key topics included electric fencing, managing dead stock and protecting livestock.

Saunders says plans call for the creation of a working group in the Creston area to address collaborating on reducing bear conflicts.

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