A Practical Guide to Bear Country
Organizations and dedicated volunteers bridge the gap between management agencies and the public they desperately need to reach. Living with Bears puts the power of a world of easily dispensed bear information and motivation into your hands.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, for indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”Margaret Mead
Bear Aware volunteer, Gail Marshall, takes time to educate the public.
“The Living With Bears book makes it so easy to talk to people about bears. It is written and illustrated for people to understand and use. Plus it is so well documented and researched, and full of practical approaches. It provides a real starting point for good discussions and action.”Donna Moore, Colorado Division of Wildlife Bear Aware Team
Download Got Bears? flier and leave copies at libraries, schools and bookstores to encourage them to carry the book and increase public awareness of how people can coexist with bears.
“We love this book, and recommend all our members get a copy or two and share them with anyone who doesn’t yet understand our wild and wonderful neighbors.”Ann Bryant, Executive Director - The BEAR League
The Get Bear Smart Society based in Whistler, Canada, started out as one woman's dream to do something to prevent human-bear conflicts and keep bears from dying needlessly in this resort community in British Columbia. Today under the direction of Sylvia Dolson, a dedicated staff and volunteers work tirelessly to educate people and policy makers and promote living smart in bear country. Thanks to Get Bear Smart programs the number of conflict bears killed in Whistler, BC, Canada, over the past decade has been cut in half, even though the number of human-bear interactions has quadrupled. Their extensive Web site is a must-browse for anyone interested in finding better ways to live, work and play in bear country.
Copyright 2011-2013 Living With Bears / Linda Masterson