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Living With Bears Handbook
Updated 2nd Edition

by Linda Masterson

Today bears have a growing people-problem: their “backyards” are full of humans and people-provided food is everywhere. Discover practical solutions and real-world examples of how to prevent conflicts at home and at play so we can do a better job of sharing space with these intelligent, adaptable animals.


"You have done a unique and powerful thing, bridging passion, science and practical management. Your insightful, well researched and witty book will guide and inspire humans to live in greater harmony with bears."
— Steve Herrero, author of Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance, and Past President of the International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA)

"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

"I have over 350 bear publications in my personal library and I must say that this is one of my favorites. A wonderful, well written book, full of useful information on how to live with bears. I especially liked the tips spread throughout the book by noted bear biologist Tom Beck."
— William R. Cramer, Durango, Colorado

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  • Understanding Black Bears and Their Behavior
  • Bear-Proofing Your Home
  • Being Bear-Smart in the Outdoors
  • Attractant Management: Garbage, Bird Feeders, Fruit Trees, Beehives, Chicken Coops, Gardens, and more
  • Creating Bear-Smart Communities
  • Preventing Conflicts
  • Responding to Encounters and Attacks
  • A Bear Manager's World
  • Case Studies from the U.S. and Canada
  • North American Bear Populations, Extensive Resources

Recommended by BearWise, the National Wildlife Federation, International Association for Bear Research and Management, wildlife managers and experts throughout North America.


Author and researcher Linda Masterson was a member of Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Bear Aware team for more than a decade. Her latest book, Living with Bears Handbook, is an expanded and completely updated second edition of the guidebook that's been the bible of coexisting with bears for more than a decade, Living with Bears.

Linda has been a featured presenter at several International Bear Management Association and Human-Bear Conflicts conferences and workshops. She's a partner in marketing and communications firm Masterson & Phillips.


ISBN 978-1-936555-61-1
288 pages • 6 x 9 softcover • 2016
over 160 photos / illustrations

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