Working together to protect black bears.

Colorado Bear Coalition’s mission is to create a network of communities across Colorado to preserve the welfare of both bears and people.

Colorado Bear Coalition’s vision is a world where black bears thrive in their natural habitat and people take responsible action to reduce human-bear conflict.

OCTOBER 13th 11:30-12:30:

Becoming Bear Aware in Colorado: Learn how to keep bears wild and people safe


Each year, black bears prepare for winter hibernation in late summer and fall. During this time, bears must gain 3 to 5 pounds every day to survive the winter months without food. This foraging is even more important for female bears, who need the extra weight to give birth to healthy cubs in the spring.

Because they’re constantly searching for food, bears can come into contact with their human neighbors. These normal encounters are often quickly labeled as “conflicts” and used to justify trophy hunting and other forms of lethal bear “management.” In this webinar, join black bear biologist Stewart Breck from the U.S.D.A.’s National Wildlife Research Center and representatives from the Humane Society of the United States, Bear Smart Durango, the Boulder Bear Coalition, WildEarth Guardians and the Sierra Club to learn more about bears, their behaviors and simple steps you can take to coexist with them. Together, we can help keep bears alive and people safe!

Oct 13, 2021 11:30 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

*banner photo courtesy of © Melanie Hill / Bears & People Project