CDFW to offer advice about how to coexist with wildlife in bear country.
June 6, 2016
Submitted by California Department of Fish and Wildlife
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife invites the community to a presentation on “Living Responsibly in Bear Country” on June 22, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the June Lake Community Center.
The presentation will cover black bear biology, bear behavior, how bears become habituated to human sources of food, CDFW’s role in responding to bear-human conflicts, and what residents can do to help keep bears in the wild where they belong.
During spring, summer and fall, California’s black bears are in an almost constant search for food to obtain the large number of calories they need to survive and reproduce. If bears find easy sources of food in residential areas, they will return again and again to the same location. When bears get too comfortable around people and begin to associate humans with food, they can become dangerous and must be killed.
This presentation will educate residents on how to eliminate bear attractants from their property, what to do if they encounter a bear, and how CDFW and local agencies can help. For more information, please contact Andrew Hughan, CDFW Communications at 916.322.8944