As wildfires continue to burn throughout the province, more and more wildlife are being displaced, causing issues with animals getting into garbage and neighborhoods.
According to Chris Doyle, who is a deputy chief with the B.C Conservation office, over 16 thousand human wildlife conflicts have been reported.
10 thousand of those conflicts were related to black bears, 1100 involved Cougars, and 350 involved grizzly bears.
Doyle would like to remind citizens to be wary of where you put your garbage.
Conservation officers will continue to track these issues and continue to fine citizens who won’t follow the act.