Bear Necessities Campaign

Join the Bear Necessities Campaign and be a part of the solution! Join us as a NeighBEARhood ambassador and pledge your commitment to reducing human-black bear conflicts in our community. By taking this pledge, you’ll not only help to promote a safe and healthy environment for both bears and humans, but you’ll also gain access to a comprehensive toolkit full of resources to share with your network.

With social media content, email signatures, and other valuable resources at your disposal, you’ll be empowered to spread the word about the importance of reducing human-black bear conflicts in our community. Plus, for our restaurant industry partners, we offer special promotions and community outreach opportunities to help get the word out even further.

So why wait? Take the pledge today and become a part of a growing movement fighting to make a real difference in our community. Together, we can create a safer and more sustainable environment for everyone!

— Restaurants & Businesses —

Restaurants should be known for their amazing cuisine, not their bear photo ops. The same is true for your at home outdoor grilling area, and even your meal and snack stops while on the trail. Join us in keeping everyone safe – bears and humans – by becoming a NeighBEARhood Ambassador today!

I pledge to:

  • Properly dispose of food and trash, and encourage others to do the same at work and at home.
  • Use bear-proof trash receptacles, and keep them closed and latched at all times.
  • Keep all outdoor dining areas clean of all food spills.
  • After cooking outdoors, leave your grill on high heat for 5 minutes to remove all food residue.
  • Clean up parking lots and driveways when I see trash on the ground.
    Don’t leave scented products outside.
  • Keep landscaping mowed and weeded. (dandelions, clover and grasses are natural food for bears)
  • Never approach a bear.

Complete the form below to take the NeighBEARhood Ambassador pledge and receive a free Ambassador Toolkit with easy ways to spread the word and encourage others to join in keeping bears and our community safe.

— Visitors —

Bears don’t live by our rules, so it’s up to you to join the NeighBEARhood Watch to keep both the bears and our community safe. Join us in keeping everyone safe – bears and humans – by becoming a NeighBEARhood Ambassador today!

I pledge to:

  • Lock all ground-level doors and windows of your rental property and car when you aren’t there, and at night.
  • Dispose of food and all trash in bear-proof trash receptacles, and keep them closed and latched at all times.
  • Keep all outdoor dining areas clean of all food spills. 
  • After cooking outdoors, leave your grill on high heat for 5 minutes to remove all food residue.
  • Clean up parking lots and driveways when I see trash on the ground.
    Don’t leave scented products outside.
  • Never approach a bear. If you see a bear close by, ensure it has a way to leave, stand tall, and talk to the bear to avoid surprising it.

Complete the form below to take the NeighBEARhood Ambassador pledge and receive a free Ambassador Toolkit with easy ways to spread the word and encourage others to join in keeping bears and our community safe.

— Residents —

Every time a human encounters a bear, we are endangering their lives. We love seeing these beautiful creatures, but it’s important to practice Bear Aware Enjoyment. Join us in keeping everyone safe – bears and humans – by becoming a NeighBEARhood Ambassador today!

I pledge to:

  • Lock all ground-level doors and windows of my home and car when I’m not there, and at night.
  • Properly dispose of food and trash properly, and encourage others to do the same at work and at home.
  • Use bear-proof trash receptacles, and keep them closed and latched at all times.
  • Keep all outdoor dining areas clean of all food spills.
  • After cooking outdoors, leave your grill on high heat for 5 minutes to remove all food residue.
  • Clean up parking lots and driveways when I see trash on the ground.
    Keep my yard clear of natural food by keeping berries and the fruit of trees harvested or trimmed back. 
  • Pick garden vegetables as they ripen. 
  • Closely supervise pets at all times when outside, and feed them indoors only.
  • Never purposefully attract bears to my yard or home.
    Avoid leaving scented products outside.
  • Never approach a bear. If you see a bear close by, ensure it has a way to leave, stand tall, and talk to the bear to avoid surprising it.

Complete the form below to take the NeighBEARhood Ambassador pledge and receive a free Ambassador Toolkit with easy ways to spread the word and encourage others to join in keeping bears and our community safe.

Hispanic Population

Lista de precauciones para parques y picnics

Vivir en comunidad es parte de nuestra esencia. No invitemos al público equivocado.  Tenemos que trabajar juntos para tener eventos cuidadOSOs, en casa, en nuestros vecindarios, en parques y en picnics. ¡Únete a nosotros para mantenernos seguros convirtiéndote en un Embajador CuidadOSO!

Me comprometo a:

 

  • Cerrar con llave todas las ventanas y puertas de mi casa y mi coche por la noche, y cuando no esté.
  • Nunca dejar nada con olores (como comida y velas) afuera sin supervisión o cerca de una ventana abierta.
  • Siempre desechar basura y restos de comida de manera adecuada, y motivar a otros a que también lo hagan.
  • Usar contenedores de basura a prueba de osos, y mantenerlos cerrados y con seguro todo el tiempo. Son fáciles de usar, no requieren ninguna herramienta o conocimiento especial.
  • Mantener todas las áreas de comida al aire libre limpias y sin restos de comida. 
  • Limpiar completamente la parrilla después de cocinar dejándola en calor máximo durante 5 minutos para remover todos los residuos de comida.
  • Limpiar estacionamientos y banquetas cuando vea basura en el piso. 
  • Mantener mi jardín limpio de alimentos naturales recolectando las bayas y las frutas de los árboles y manteniéndolos podados. 
  • Recolectar verduras de mi huerto cuando maduren, y evitar plantar papas y tubérculos.
  • Supervisar a mis mascotas cuando estemos afuera de la casa, y solamente darles de comer adentro. 
  • Nunca atraer osos intencionalmente a mi jardín o a mi casa para sacarles fotos.
  • Nunca acercarme a un oso.

Completa el formulario a continuación para comprometerte a ser Embajador CuidadOSO y recibirás gratis una guía de embajadores con formas fáciles de difundir el mensaje de la campaña y animar a otros a unirse para a nuestra comunidad y a los osos seguros.

Pledge Yourself as a NeIGHbearhood Partner here

We’d love for you to Join us in keeping everyone safe by becoming a NeighBEARhood Ambassador today!

¡Nos encantaría que se uniera a nosotros para mantener a todos seguros y se convirtiera hoy en embajador de NeighBEARhood!



The NeighBEARhood Ambassador program is a Colorado Parks & Wildlife initiative and all information and graphics shared here about the program  is at their behest. For additional information about this program, please contact CPW.