Kim Titchener, has worked on wildlife conflict reduction programs with multiple government agencies, communities, and industries for 17 years. Titchener is an engaging educator and professional speaker who studied environmental education, resource management and leadership at Lakehead University. She obtained a Bachelor of Education (Honours), a Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism (Leadership Studies), and a Bachelor of Arts (History).
Titchener gained her practical expertise from field experience in Banff National Park, monitoring bear activity, performing bear aversion, and delivering public education on bear safety. She has run successful community education programs on human-wildlife safety for nearly a decade, spearheading WildSmart within the Bow Valley, a highly successful organization that is now being widely replicated.
Titchener has been commissioned for input by communities and organizations across North America and Europe, and in 2014 was awarded the SHIFT Sustainability Award for Nature – international recognition for her work in wildlife conservation. She continues to expand her professional knowledge through ongoing education, speaking, and conference engagements.
When the pandemic hit in 2020, Titchener decided to refocus her attention back to communities and recreationists, to address the growing impact of large numbers of visitors to bear country. This gave rise to the development of a free membership website called RecSafe with Wildlife to provide recreationists with a place to find everything they need to know to recreate safely in areas where wildlife live. From resources on camping with your family in bear country to bear and wildlife safety classes, recreationists will have all they need to make playing in bear country a much safer and enjoyable time.
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