Living with Bears Handbook is designed to lead people down the path to living more responsibly with all wildlife, especially bears.
"Easy to understand, fun to read, and full of case histories that present practical solutions to a variety of real-life human-bear conflicts. As a conflict resolution specialist, I'll refer many people to Living with Bears Handbook."
Patti Sowka, IUCN Human-Bear Conflict Expert Team
Living with Bears Handbook features nine in-depth case histories, along with advice from experts all over North America and plenty of real-world examples and stories that range from "Way to be beary smart!" to "What were you thinking?"
Yosemite National Park
The long journey from the most catastrophic and expensive conflicts with bears back to peaceful coexistence and truly wild bears.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
How innovative solutions solved chronic problems with trash and tourists.
A bear-resistant containers ordinance helps a community take the final step to urban bearproofing.
Florida Recovery Program
How education and long-range programs helped a tiny black bear population recover and prosper remnant.
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Going from individual trash collection to central locations plus bird feeding ordinances got this town's bear issues under control.
Hemlock Farms, Pennsylvania
Up to 10,000 homeowners have been peacefully sharing space with a resident population of 20 black bears for more than three decades.
Crystal Lakes, Colorado
Community volunteers partnered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to end chronic bear-break-in problems.
Canada's Bear Smart Community Program
A look at the model for creating bear-smart communities.
Get Bear Smart Society
How a non-profit partnered with the Whistler community and Canadian agencies and created a world-class organization and source of information.