Workshop aims to answer questions about electric fences in Rossland

Today, a workshop will be put on to answer question and dispel notions about electric fences.

Bears are a part of the Rossland area and with the abundance of fruit ripening and the recent trends towards backyard chickens, their needs to be a way making those items a pain for the bears to get at.

That way may well be an electric fence, suggests Bear Aware’s Sharon Wieder.

Today (Wednesday)there will be a workshop to answer question and dispel notions about electric fences. The workshop is put on by Rossland Real Foods and Rossland Bear Aware and will take place from 5-8 p.m.

I have somebody coming in who has a lot of experience with electric fencing to help keep bears out of attractants like fruit trees and chickens and that sort of thing.

Wieder said they will demonstrate how to set up a fence, as well as talk about why an electric fence is important and what they cost.

Bears are around town and with fruit becoming ripe in town it is a good time to set up a fence.

“It’s definitely a good time to be setting up fences,” she said. “The nice thing about these is that they can be just put up temporarily until the fruit is ripe and you’ve had a chance to pick it before the bears do. Then you can put it away and not worry about it until next year.”

Wieder is hoping to get a good turnout at the event Wednesday evening.

“I did go around when the chicken crawl was in the spring and talked to a lot of people about putting fences up for their chickens so hopefully they’ll get the word,” she said.

 

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