PSSWF helps bear cubs hibernate

By Dyana Z. Furmansky, originally posted in The Sopris Sun, Oct. 27, 2021 It’s the time of year again when bears are supposed to go into hibernation. Sometimes the long journey back to what should come naturally for them starts in Silt, at the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation (PSSWF). Director Nanci Limbach, who named […]

Draft plan considers doubling annual bear deaths

ByRaleigh Burleigh Originally published Nov. 3, 2021 in The Sopris Sun. In response to the rising incidence of local human-bear conflicts, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is pursuing an updated management plan for populations in the Roaring Fork and Eagle River valleys. The public has until Nov. 10 to weigh in on two proposed alternatives. […]

Does a Bear Think in the Woods?

Illustrations by Bill Mayer Does a Bear Think in the Woods? Turns out animal intelligence is not so different from our own Original Article By Brandon Keim | Feb 26 2019 IN MARCH 1996, STATE WILDLIFE OFFICIALS DELIVERED THREE ORPHANED BLACK BEARS to Ben Kilham’s door in Lyme, New Hampshire. Just seven weeks old, they […]

Colorado coalition aims to protect bears

Published Jun. 23, 2021in The Sopris SunBy Raleigh Burleigh One can imagine that for a hungry bear, emerging from hibernation or preparing to sleep for the winter, the temptations of civilization are difficult to resist. With human populations burgeoning in the West, urban sprawl encroaches increasingly into bear country, resulting in more frequent interactions. A […]

Coalición local se dedica a proteger a los osos

el Sol del Valle Osos en Glenwood Springs, 6 de julio, 2021. Foto por Klaus Kocher.Traducción por Dolores Duarte Puedes imaginar que para un oso hambriento, que sale de la hibernación o se prepara para dormir durante el invierno, las tentaciones de la civilización son difíciles de resistir. Con el aumento de la población humana […]

What CPW Steamboat has to say

Every week we get multiple calls from people in Steamboat wanting us to relocate a bear. Relocating a bear is a last resort for us and here is why: 1. We have no place to put them where they will not get into trouble again, or just return to where we moved them from. There […]