Central Colorado Conservancy Presents "Living with Bears"
** Living with Bears Program by Central Colorado Conservancy**
Bears are frequent visitors to Chaffee County, and the result is not always good. At least one bear has had to to killed, at least one other was ear-tagged and taken far away and others were sighted by residents in Salida and Buena Vista. In some areas, bears encounters on on the rise. At least one person was bitten by a bear in Colorado and a woman who ate food in her tent was injured when a bear collapsed her tent coming after the food. Whether or not you are a person who frequents the trails and public lands in our area, or knows of bears raiding neighborhood trash carts left out overnight, being ‘bear aware’ and learning to live with them is an important skill. Attend a Living with Bears educational program sponsored by the Central Colorado Conservancy and presented by veteran wildlife biologist Cindy Lawrence as she discusses black bear biology and the effects, consequences and prevention of human-bear conflict. Learn what makes black bears so susceptible to ever-emboldening interactions with people. Join us from 7-8 p.m. on Sept. 7 at the Buena Vista Community Center, or on Sept. 16 from 7-8 p.m. at the Salida Community Center, for these _**free**_ presentations. Sign up to attend at [email protected] or call 719-539-7700. Daniel Smith Education and Outreach Committee Central Colorado Conservancy