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Municipal District of

Pincher Creek

No.9

Agriculture and Environmental Services

Deadstock Pick-Up and Removal Program

The MD of Pincher Creek in cooperation with the Waterton Biosphere Reserve Carnivore Working Group has implemented a program to effectively remove and dispose of the carcasses of cattle. The purpose of the initiative is to remove these attractants from the landscape and effectively reduce human –carnivore conflict. This is being achieved by the availability of bear-proof bins to deposit carcasses in along with on-site pick up by Southern Alberta Processors when necessary for larger stock and horses with all costs covered by the program.

To be eligible for the program, a producer must have land that falls within the Carnivore Conflict Area (as defined by Alberta Environment Sustainable Resource Development). If transporting and disposing of any cattle carcasses, producers must have a valid CFIA SRM transport permit which are currently being issued at no cost and on an annual basis.

Applications for the program and related permits can be obtained from the MD of Pincher Creek Administration Building.

For more information on mitigating conflict with large carnivores, please visit www.watertonbiosphere.com/projects/carnivores-communities