Living with Black Bears in Boulder, Colorado

Beginning in the summer and running through late fall, black bears wander through Boulder’s urban areas in search of food and shelter in preparation for winter hibernation. While many residents enjoy seeing their wild neighbors, city life proves to be quite dangerous for these bears.

Read on to see how the Boulder community is working to coexist with local black bears, and learn how you can help prevent future conflicts.

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Start from the beginning and work your way through each chapter, or pick and choose what appeals to you most.

Intro

Intro

Chapter 1
Conflict History

Conflict History

Chapter 5
The Black Bear

The Black Bear

Chapter 2
Solutions

Solutions

Chapter 6
Boulder

Boulder

Chapter 3
Stakeholders

Stakeholders

Chapter 7
The Problem

The Problem

Chapter 4
Take Action

Take Action

Chapter 8
Intro

Intro

Chapter 1
The Black Bear

The Black Bear

Chapter 2
Boulder

Boulder

Chapter 3
The Problem

The Problem

Chapter 4
Conflict History

Conflict History

Chapter 5
Solutions

Solutions

Chapter 6
Stakeholders

Stakeholders

Chapter 7
Take Action

Take Action

Chapter 8
Intro

Intro

Chapter 1
Boulder

Boulder

Chapter 3
The Black Bear

The Black Bear

Chapter 2
The Problem

The Problem

Chapter 4
Conflict History

Conflict History

Chapter 5
Stakeholders

Stakeholders

Chapter 7
Solutions

Solutions

Chapter 6
Take Action

Take Action

Chapter 8

The Dos and Don’ts of Black Bear Coexistence

DO secure your trash and compost from wildlife.

DO secure your trash and compost from wildlife.

DON’T leave trash and compost out in a way that bears can easily access it.

DON’T leave trash and compost out in a way that bears can easily access it.