Anyone who works with people and wildlife
can rely on Living with Bears Handbook
to make their job easier.
"A requisite for anyone living or recreating in bear habitat, and for those of us who work with bears professionally, an exceptional resource that knowledgeably addresses both issues and solutions."
Carl Lackey, Game Biologist, Nevada Dept. of Wildlife
"I couldn't ask for a better reference. I recommend it to anyone who lives and recreates in bear country and to those who need a tool to reach them."
Jamie L. Sajecki, Black Bear Project Leader, Virginia Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries
"The definitive resource I refer to when training volunteers or presenting to the public."
Mary K. McCormac, Education and Watchable Wildlife Coordinator, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
"This highly readable handbook is a valuable resource to anyone trying to understand or manage human-bear conflicts."
Marty Obbard, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
I'm a specialist in human communication and motivation. I think of myself as a link between the experts with all the bear information and the folks who really need it -- the public. Scientific information goes in...words that get through to the average resident or visitor to bear country come out. I wrote Living with Bears Handbook to make it easier for everyone working in wildlife and natural resources management, research and education to connect with the human half of human-bear conflicts.
If bears could read, I would have written "Living with People," so they'd understand that failing to figure out how to peacefully coexist with the humans could cost them their lives. Bears are so smart they would immediately adopt the behaviors necessary to survive.
But only humans have the power to prevent conflicts with bears. So all of you who deal with people must find better ways to educate, motivate, inspire, cajole and occasionally threaten them into doing the right thing. And give them the information and tools they need to do it.
Living with Bears Handbook can help you give them the information and tools they need delivered in an easy to relate to way. There's practical information and guidelines, case histories that show how other communities and organizations have solved their problems, useful reference materials and lots more.