Forest recreation sites and
trails are off the beaten track, so people can enjoy the wilderness.
But this can bring people into conflict with the wildlife, specially the
black bear, the grizzly bear and the cougar. Always practice wildlife
safety. Take necessary precautions and follow a few simple rules. Never
feed bears. Do not store food in your tent. Pitch your tent away from
where you cook and store your food. Never have your tent near heavy
brush, the lake shore, stream banks and animal tracks. Keep your
campsite clean and never bury garbage. Never surprise bears. Do not hike
alone, keep your distance when taking photos and never come between a
mother bear and her cubs. Keep pets on a leash and leave the area if you
spot any bear and cougar tracks, droppings, or signs. Do not run from a
bear, instead back away slowly and try to stay calm.