Human-Bear Conflicts

If you’ve been following local news lately, you’ve heard that human-bear conflicts are on the rise; according to the Denver Post, at least 34 bears have already been killed in Colorado this summer.  Bear-human conflicts are increasing as more and more of the bears’ native habitat comes under development.  With bears and people living closer together, and with bears’ natural food sources disappearing as well, they have learned to forage at homes, dumpsters, even bird feeders.  What can you do to help protect your property from bears, while also helping reduce bear deaths?  Several reports and brochures from Colorado Parks & Wildlife, available from our library, offer helpful information:

Colorado Parks & Wildlife also has produced four helpful “Bear Aware Videos” which you can view on their website.