Colorado Parks and Wildlife introduces bear aware videos
August 26, 2016
Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces the release of four bear aware videos to educate the public about how to deal with bears in Colorado.
As Colorado's human population continues to grow, there are more people living and recreating in bear country. The potential for conflict will inevitably rise, but there are actions humans can take to mitigate bear break-ins, conflicts or run-ins on the trail.
Bears have an extremely keen sense of smell and excellent memories. Once they have learned about a reliable source of food, they will often return. Once this occurs, it requires significant diligence on the part of people to keep these food-conditioned bears from coming back and creating conflicts.
"CPW is committed to teaching the public about bears on every channel available to us," said Kristin Cannon, district wildlife manager for Boulder. "While we have many great wildlife-related videos on our website and YouTube channel, we felt we were overdue on showing the public how to live in or visit bear country. Hopefully these videos will help Colorado natives, newcomers and visitors learn the tools to providing a safe and bear-friendly community."
Camping & Hiking In Bear Country: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIJecAN_yOw
What to Do if You See a Bear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB5AS6BRuY8
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