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Wildlife In the Forest

October 7, 2020: An article written by the Forteck team

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Fall is here!

Fall is here and that means wildlife is getting prepared for winter. With that, they are roaming the forests while our crews are on the job. Here are types of wildlife to look out for: 

  • Lynx

  • Fox

  • Grizzly & Black bears

  • Cougars

  • Deer

  • Coyotes

  • Moose

How to stay safe:

With safety being a top priority for our crew members, we understand the need to respect the wildlife and their homes while staying as safe as possible while executing our professional responsibilities. 

Here's a list of things to keep in mind while in the bush this fall:

  1. Be Aware: Practicing awareness is our #1 defence when working on remote sites. This includes being aware of your surroundings and adjusting accordingly in the event you have a run-in with wildlife the forest.

  2. Clean-Up: Cleaning up behind ourselves is crucial when working in the forest. Make sure to leave NO GARBAGE BEHIND. This will ensure that the animals don’t lose their fear of humans. In the event that does happen, it could risk serious injuries for all parties involved resulting in the demise of the wildlife. 

  3. Distance: They are beautiful animals and deserve respect. Distancing from wildlife will protect both yourself and the animals.

  4. Contact & Communication: Keep in contact with others working in the area so they are aware of who is sharing the worksite with you. This also makes for better communication in the event there is wildlife in the area.

Remember:

When working in the forest, we are working on wildlife territory. With that in mind, always be respectful of their space to ensure both yours and their safety.

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