Personal Bear Safety

People and bears can live together when responsible Bear Smart measures are taken. Bear encounters can happen anywhere, at anytime.  Taking proactive steps to prevent conflict with bears is your best defense whether in an urban, agricultural, or wilderness setting.

Plan ahead to minimize attractants, avoid surprise encounters and reduce the overall risk to personal safety and property damage. The following sections delineate information that is both useful and necessary in maintaining a safe realtionship not just with bears, but with all wildlife.