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Wildlife Awareness Level 1 and 2

Level 1 and 2 – Classroom based. Level 2 with Practical Skills

What would you do if you were to encounter a wild animal during a hike or job activity in the wilderness? Imagine walking down a path and you notice a bear cub along the trail that is a only a few feet away, own . The bear seems occupied while feeding on berries and has not noticed you yet. This unseemingly innocent encounter can quickly unfold into a life and death experience within the next couple of seconds  depending on your actions.

As development is expanding in Bear Country and  across the country, we are encroaching on wildlife and encountering situations that were very rare in previous decades.. While we sometimes find ourselves stumbling upon a wild animal’s home territory, This is encroaching on wild animals home As they become habituated or lack habitat, they have begun   exploring our territory in search of food. The result is more encounters with wildlife that can have severe and dangerous consequences for humans and wildlife species, alike.

Recent attacks in the Wood Buffalo region of Alberta have set new requirements to complete a course on Wilderness Awareness. Employers must do a hazard assessment to determine if a danger of a confrontation exists. They would be well advised to train and educate their workers on how to work safely in these environments.

Gain insight into the importance of nature in the Canadian wilderness while focusing on safety. Students will learn to understand animal awareness, how to identify different species of bears, and be prepared in case of a real-life encounter. Level one and part of level two is classroom based.

Group training can be done at your facility. Please contact us to ensure the practical components will meet the course requirements.

Topics include a  a bear awareness component which covers your site how to reduce bear encounters, and how to survive a bear encounter and how to keep your supplies and camp wildlife-resistant, In addition,when you are on the job, particularly in a secluded wilderness area, you may be confronted with wildlife such as cougars, wolves, coyotes, foxes and moose.  Learn avoidance procedures as well as proper reactions to a series of different wildlife and survival techniques.

  • The importance of the Canadian wilderness
  • Use of a hierarchy of controls for wildlife encounters such as proactive controls, behaviour controls, audio controls and contact controls
  • Information about bear ecology and behaviour
  • How to identify bears  signs, species  and prevent encounters
  • How to tell defensive, non-defensive, and predatory behaviours and deal with bear  encounter. Responses to bear encounters
  • The use of  bear spray and other non lethal deterrents in a safe manner. Safe work procedures, storage,transport of aerosaols,use of a holster, SDS sheets, and instruction.
  • Information on Cougars, wolves, and other wildlife; and how to deal with possible encounters

Level one is theory and classroom based.. Level two has practical components, including demonstration of bear spray and an introduction to non lethal deterrents.


Theory – Bear ecology, Bear identification, Signs of a bear in the area, Avoiding human-wildlife conflict, Avoiding bear encounters, Types of bear attacks, What to do in a bear attack, Other species such as wolf, coyote, cougar. moose), Review of best practices, Policies and procedures for site.

Practical – Bear spray research, Bear spray myths, Tips on storage and use, First aid for exposure, Use of bear spray with a bear target.

Allstar Enviro Safety Registration Policies

AllstarEnviroSafety  greatly values your business. In order to provide consistency  and equality for all our students and clients, exceptions to the following  policies will not be offered.

COVID 19 Policy

All registrants are required to bring face coverings to class.  Note if you do not have one we can supply one for a small fee. Dependent on the course, you may also be required to wear gloves (ie SFA). 

Please do not attend and let us know immediately if you have COVID 19 symptoms, been exposed to someone with COVID 19, or have travelled in the past 14 days outside of Canada, or if you have been ordered by a Public health authority to quarantine.

Refund / Transfer and No Show Policies:

To be eligible for a full refund or to transfer to a new course, notification in writing, must be received no lessthan five (5)business  days prior to the start date (excluding the day of the course). If changes are requested within 3 to 5 business days prior to the course date a 25% administration fee will be charged.

Registrants who notify us within 2 business day prior to the course or just do not show up, are not eligible for transfer or refunds and forfeit all registration fees.

A "No Show" is defined as a student who does not attend or arrives within 15 minutes (late)of course start times.

On-line Courses - All registrations are final and no Refunds are available.

AllstarEnviro Safety Course Cancellations:

AllstarEnviroSafety  reserves the right to cancel classes. Cancellation notices are via email or phone. In the unlikely event that your training course does not take place after your booking has been confirmed, we will make every effort to reschedule the course and you will be offered an alternative date to take the course issued.

Blended first aid courses can not be refunded. Once the link is sent to a client, we cannot obtain a refund from the First aid institution.

Prerequisite Policy:

A course prerequisite:  any requirement a program identifies as necessary for a student to have successfully completed before taking the course. For example, H2S Alive, Common Safety Orientation  and Ground Disturbance require that you bring government issued picture i.d. to the class.  For recertification of CPR and First Aid, H2S Alive Blended Renewal. It is a requirement to send us the ticket to prove  that the card has not expired yet.

It is the right of AllstarEnviro Safety and/or the instructor to cancel a student's registration in a course if the student has not satisfied the published prerequisites for the course. Failure to provide proof of prerequisites on the day of the training will result in a full forfeit of course fees. Students are ultimately responsible for knowing and adhering to course prerequisites.

Third Party Registrations and Payments (companies, parents, spouses, friend, etc.)

As a third-party registrant, you agree to these policies on behalf of the student. It is the third party’s responsibility to ensure that all communication for the program  is received by the  student. AllstarEnviroSafety  will not release any of the Student’s personal information, to the third party without the Student’s prior written consent including  grades, or copies of tickets.

Inherent Risk

Some risk is inherent in all courses.  Many programs include lifting, hanging from a tripod, putting on breathing apparatus, rescuing and doing compressions repeatedly. By enrolling and  participating in these courses, it is understood that you are aware of this element of risk and accept it as an integral part of the activity. For those of you with any limitations, please identify them at the time of registration so we can do our best to accommodate your needs.

Cell phones, Cameras and Electronic devices

For the protections of our student’s privacy, the use of personal electronic devices for recording, photographing and video purposes is strictly prohibited. Please use electronic devices respectfully in all areas.


Our programs require a certain level of literacy and a grasp of the English language to pass. Most programs do not accommodate an oral exam.  In addition, please bring your necessary hearing aids and glasses so that the student can grasp the program being delivered.

Behavior Policy

AllstarEnviroSafety  strives to provide our students with a safe and appropriate environment to facilitate learning. If AllstarEnviro Safety staff determine that a student’s behavior is disruptive or threatening, the staff may take any action he or she deems prudent to protect themselves. This can include discussing the matter with the student, asking the student to leave or calling the police.



Why Use Us?

  • Short notice registration
  • Typically small classes and more individualized attention
  • Certified instructors with many years experience
  • Creative teaching styles
  • Variety of locations to suit your needs
  • Classroom and elearning options
  • Fun , motivational and effective programs
  • Competitive pricing
  • Lots of scheduling options during the month
  • Group rates may apply
  • Your facility or ours for larger classes
  • Site specific training to suit your industries safety needs

About Us

Our instructors are certified to conduct a variety of courses and have many years experience in facilitating programs.

Over 20 years running seminars in the Alberta area.

Programs are recognized in Canada and many for international applications.

Certificates - Temporary and Permanent certifications awarded.

We meet or exceed Industry Standards.