LWB2-CVR300pxRGB"Despite the increase in human-bear interactions across North America, Linda's book remains the only book available that provides a single source of information about the basics of bear biology and behavior, bear management, and implementing solutions to prevent conflicts. This expanded 2nd edition will be an asset in our toolbox for educating the public on how they can be partners in preventing and resolving bear conflicts."
Colleen Olfenbuttel for International Bear News

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Book Reviews

From Wildlife Professionals & Bear Experts

"Make room on the top of your stack for this reorganized and completely updated handbook. It's my go-to definitive resource on bears."
Rich Beausoleil, Bear & Cougar Specialist, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

"The best single source of information and inspiration on how to understand and live compatibly with bears. Masterson writes with understanding, authority and wit, and shares in her encyclopedic knowledge of bears and how to reduce human-bear conflicts."
Stephen Herrero, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science, University of Calgary, Canada, and author of Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance

"I couldn't ask for a better reference. Living With Bears Handbook covers everything people need to know in an interesting, motivating, easy-to-understand way; I recommend it to anyone who lives and recreates in bear country and to those who need a tool to reach them."
Jaime L. Sajecki, Black Bear Project Leader, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries


From Homeowners & Outdoor Enthusiasts

"Living With Bears Handbook empowers me to do everything I can to help keep bears wild, and hopefully save a bear's life. I will definitely use these tips, resources, and easy-to-understand steps to avoid conflicts with bears at our home and when we hike the Rockies."
Sarah Myers, Bellvue, Colorado

"All wildlife photographers know the best way to create great photos is to understand their subject. And if you photograph bears you MUST read Linda Masterson's amazing Living With Bears Handbook. You will not only learn bear behavior, which will allow you to capture better images, you will have less impact on the bears in the process because you will truly understand them."
Bill Lea, nature photographer

"As a long-time beekeeper, I can say, without a doubt, that Living with Bears Handbook is a must-read for all beekeepers in bear country. It's chock full of handy tips that will help beekeepers protect their hives, including ways to create physical barriers that keep hungry and curious bears at bay."
Jay Bradshaw, owner - Bad Bear Honey, Aldie, Virginia


From Educators & Organizations

"Each year thousands of bears are destroyed in North America largely because of our carelessness. Use this excellent book and you can help ensure the bear has a wild future in our increasingly human-dominated world."
Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, California Director, National Wildlife Federation, and author of When Mountain Lions are Neighbors

"A remarkable book that will change the way you think and act in bear country. Masterson is a master writer and researcher. Her book should be on the shelves of every library and in every home by which a bear has ever strolled."
Sylvia Dolson, Executive Director, Get Bear Smart Society

"An excellent source of information for the general public and management biologists on the biology of bears, the underlying causes of human-bear conflicts and methods for reducing conflicts where people live, work and recreate in bear habitats. I heartily recommend this book."
John J. Beecham, Ph.D., International Union for the Conservation of Nature


From Communities & Magazines

"An excellent book with so much great information that we want to pass on to our Hemlock Farms residents. With minor adjustments in our behavior, we can make major changes in bear behavior."
— Dennis Fleming, Hemlock Farms HOA, Pennsylvania

"We recommend Living with Bears to all our property owners, and we sell it in the office. It makes it much easier to get people to understand what they need to do to prevent bear problems."
— Jim Tiffin, Crystal Lakes Association, Colorado

"If you live in bear country (and, unless you're an inner-city resident, you probably do), you owe it to bears to read this smart, useful and long-overdue book. Don't let them die because of your or your neighbors' mistakes."
— Ted Williams, Editor-at-Large, Audubon, and Conservation Editor, Fly Rod & Reel