Client Testimonials

“We recently utilized Wild Encounters to offer wildlife safety training for the work site. Our organization is frequently working in remote areas, and our personnel regularly come in contact with a variety of wildlife. After participating in the course facilitated by Kevin, I can say with certainty we all feel much more comfortable about how to deal with wildlife situations when they arise. Kevin’s expertise and 30+ years of experience took our team of eight employees through both theoretical and practical material with ease. Kevin’s personal stories certainly held our attention throughout the day long industrial course. Highly recommended and engaging!”

Yashar Zare
Director – Oil Sands, SNF Mining

“During a recent risk assessment by our Occupational Health and Safety Committee, it was identified that our employees needed information and practical experience in handling predatory animals while at work. Wild Encounters provided a one-day course which addressed our unique work environment and allowed practical exercise of the information that was taught. The confidence level of our staff in handling predatory animals at work was significantly improved by the training.”

Jonathan Lee
Manager, Regional Operations / Air Investigations- Western
Transportation Safety Board of Canada / Government of Canada

“Working around bears, cougars and other predatory wildlife is a routine part of life for our staff here at Nakiska. After running our summer maintenance staff through the Industrial Predator Awareness, Conflict Management & Safety Course, our employees are much better equipped to handle encounters. In fact, two weeks after taking the course, one of our staff was charged by an adult grizzly. Had he not taken the course and known what to do, the encounter could have ended very differently. Thanks, Wild Encounters! I highly recommend anyone working or recreating in the backcountry take this training.”

Bill Brander
Operations Manager, Ski Nakiska

“Wild Encounters Ltd. gave an outstanding presentation on the dangers of Alberta’s predators, and an informative and practical approach in the use of deterrents for our seasonal staff here at Standard General Inc., Windfall. The employees were attentive and pleased with the training and commented on the professionalism of Kevin and his crew.”

Gary Walsh
Windfall Pit Manager, Standard General