CONFLICT PREVENTION PROJECT:

Be Bear Aware

Traveling bear safety and coexistence education workshops across grizzly country.

Young grizzly crossing road
Wildlife manager demonstrating bear spray use
Bear-proof garbage

Be Bear Aware PROJECT BRIEF

Just like bears, coexistence doesn’t have to be a stationary endeavor, and we’re proud to once again support Be Bear Aware in its traveling outreach work. From the Rocky Mountain Front to the Bitterroot Valley and northern Idaho, their educational trailer brings crucial information and resources to residents and visitors throughout grizzly country.

In 2021, Be Bear Aware is focusing on conflict prevention hotspots that overlap with Vital Ground’s One Landscape Initiative. They will bring an increased presence to community events in agricultural areas in central Montana while also supporting popular recreation campgrounds throughout the region.

Be Bear Aware

  • Traveling bear safety educational trailer that crosses grizzly country each year
  • Important resource at community events and in popular recreation destinations
  • 2021 focus on agricultural communities in central Montana
  • Will bring vital coexistence education to many hundreds of visitors and residents