On this page you will find links and recommendations to help you
understand more about managing risk related to orienteering activities.
Why is this important?
AOA and all affiliated member clubs must encourage their members to review the General Guidelines and Safety Rules and Recommendations information yearly.
Click on the links below
Living with wildlife
Visit the WILDSMART Website to learn about how to reduce negative human - wildlife interactions.
When orienteering in bear country, the best strategy to avoid an encounter with a bear is to make a great deal of noise (talk loudly, sing!), stay in a group (eg. when training) and be alert for signs of bear activity (look for scat). In the rare case of an aggressive confrontation, bear spray is your best defense. Please see the link below:
Carry bear spray and know how to use it!