The International Human-Bear Conflicts Workshop

RFVBC IS A PROUD 2022 SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR — The Roaring Fork Valley Bear Coalition will have an exhibitor table to share our experiences and successes via our grassroots bear protection efforts in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Letter to the Editor – September 7, 2022

Editor: When newspapers write about bears getting into another house or residence, we don’t always know the whole story. Sadly, many homeowners and visitors are fascinated with seeing bears so close and they mistakenly think the bears are domesticated in some way.

PSSWF helps bear cubs hibernate

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).

Draft plan considers doubling annual bear deaths

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?

Turns out animal intelligence is not so different from our own. 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 weighed no more than four pounds apiece.

Colorado coalition aims to protect bears

“Flowerpot Cub” is a source of inspiration for the Colorado Bear Coalition. The cub survived last summer’s Cameron Peak Fire, the largest recorded wildfire in Colorado’s history, and was rehabilitated over winter by CPW. Photo by Chuck Clausen at McC Ranch in Loveland.

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 […]