Clearwater County encompasses 18,691 square kilometres of rich and diverse landscape and has an abundance of wildlife. There are many viewing opportunities for both residents and visitors. Whether you’re a visitor (hunter, angler, camper, hiker), or a resident (farmer, rancher, acreage owner) situations may occur where wildlife may pose a conflict with your activity or livelihood. 

If you are interested in learning more about living with wildlife, damage control programs, and how to reduce the risks associated with wildlife visit Alberta Environment & Parks website regarding living with wildlife.

Additional information was developed under the name, Mountain View BearSmart Society. This society is a community based group of volunteers who work in conjunction with Alberta Environment & Parks along with Mountain View County and Clearwater County to minimize the potential conflict between humans, bears and other wildlife. For a report on bear sightings in Mountain View County and Clearwater County and for more detailed information on Mountain View BearSmart, visit the Mountain View BearSmart website.
Click here for information on the most recent wildlife sightings in Mountain View County and Clearwater County.
If you witness bear activity, in Olds, the number is 403-556-4256, or call 310-0000 toll-free for the nearest office. After hours, call the 24-hour toll-free Report A Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800. If the situation is a public safety emergency, call 9-1-1.

Then let Mountain View BearSmart know. Send an email to sightings@mountainviewbearsmart.com with the subject line "Bear Sighting", including the following information:
  • The observation date, place and time of the sighting.
  • Your name and contact information (all personal information will remain confidential)

And if possible, information on:
  • The species (Grizzly, Black Bear, etc.)
  • Number of animals; Whether male or female / with or without cubs
  • Detailed information about the area: Whether facility, residential, rural, acreage or urban.(GPS coordinates if possible)
  • Animal activity at the time (eating, etc.)