Gateway Gazette

Black Diamond Warns Residents and Visitors to be Safe Around Local Wildlife

Here in the beautiful Town of Black Diamond, we reside along the peaceful Sheep River valley. Encountering wildlife is a natural part of everyday life in this area of the Foothills.

At different times of the year, you could be fortunate enough to see deer, moose, elk, bear, cougar both in and around Town, as the surrounding area contains several wildlife corridors. These corridors are important habitat for many wildlife species, and we must remember that we need to share these spaces with the original four-legged inhabitants. Usually these animals move through town without incident, however, it is important to remember that they can become aggressive if they are injured or if they feel threatened or challenged in any way, particularly if they are travelling with their offspring.

DO NOT approach wildlife. Keep your distance, for your safety and theirs.

For more information on these species and what to do if you encounter them please follow the links below.

Alberta Bear Smart

Cougars and Humans

Human Wildlife Conflict

If you have seen or had contact with any potentially dangerous wildlife in or around the Town of Black Diamond, please report directly to Alberta Fish & Wildlife:

High River Office: 403-652-8330

Calgary Office: 403-297-6423

Holidays, After Hours, or to Report a Poacher: 1-800-642-3800 (cellular access #3800)

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