News & Updates

News & Updates

Bears & People Project in the News

CU Student conducting bear survey as part of master's thesis

Daily Camera, 2/26/2018

A University of Colorado student is utilizing an online bear-related survey as part of her master’s thesis on human-bear conflicts in the area.

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Why Did the Bear Cross the Road?

Center for Humans and Nature, 6/26/2018

An article by Melanie Hill for the City Creatures Blog about how it truly takes a village to coexist with local black bears.

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Bears and People: A Novel Program For Peaceful Coexistence

Psychology Today, 4/13/2018

An interview by Marc Bekoff with “Bears & People” creator Melanie Hill about this visual case story and call for community action.

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Survey indicates support of black bears in Boulder

Daily Camera, 8/14/2018

A former CU student’s online survey indicates Boulder residents are quite tolerant, supportive of and place a high value on black bears in the area.

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Boulder just fine with being black bear country, survey says

Denver Post, 8/14/2018

A majority of those surveyed disagreed that “black bears may be dangerous”

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Boulder County Black Bear News

As more bears wander eastward, Boulder to weigh expansion of city's bear-safe trash zone

Daily Camera, 4/13/2018

The bears of Boulder’s foothills are just waking up, and recent reports on the species’ local movements suggest residents may see more and more of them wandering farther east in the coming months and years.

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'Hangry' bear freed after locking itself inside vehicle in Boulder County

Daily Camera, 4/17/2018

Sheriff’s deputies free animal from vehicle: ‘Car 0. Bear 1’

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Bear reported near elementary school in Boulder

Denver7, 8/29/2018

An elementary school in Boulder brought all students inside after receiving a report of a bear in the area Wednesday afternoon.

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Bear and her cubs prompt lockout at Flatirons Elementary in Boulder

Daily Camera, 9/14/2018

A bear and her cubs have prompted a lockout at Flatirons Elementary School in Boulder after the animals were spotted dozing in a tree nearby, the second time this week the animals have prompted a lockout.

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No plans to relocate bear family frequenting area near Boulder school

Daily Camera, 9/19/2018

This is the third time in two weeks the school, located at 1150 7th St., has been placed on lockout due to bears. A mother and her cubs caused a lockout on Sept. 10 and Sept. 14.

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Bear wanders away after spending night in a tree on CU Boulder campus

Daily Camera, 9/19/2018

Police at the University of Colorado Boulder said a bear that found its way into a tree on campus Wednesday night has since wandered back into the foothills.

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Bear sitter, neighbors keep watch over mom, 2 cubs in Boulder

Fox31 Denver, 9/19/2018

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a bear sitter and neighbors kept a watchful eye over a mother bear and her two cubs as they foraged for food near Flatirons Elementary School in Boulder on Wednesday. Watch the live stream >

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Lockout at Boulder's Creekside Elementary lifted after bears leave area

Daily Camera, 9/20/2018

The school district tweeted out at 8:45 a.m. today that Creekside Elementary was placed on lockout as a precaution, which means students are kept inside but school activity inside the building goes on as usual.

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Bear once again causes lockout at Flatiron Elementary in Boulder

Daily Camera, 9/21/2018

For the fourth time in two weeks, Flatirons Elementary has been placed on lockout because of a bear in the area.

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CPW Responding To Mountain Lion Under Deck, Bear Near School In Boulder

CBS Denver, 9/21/2018

Wildlife officers are dealing with a mountain lion under a deck — and a bear that has prompted a lockout at a school.

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Bear and lion calls highlight recent wildlife activity in Boulder

Daily Camera, 9/21/2018

It was a wild Friday in Boulder, as wildlife officers responded to both a bear call and a mountain lion call, two species whose frequent forays into the city over the past two months have officials on high alert.

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