As bears awaken from their winter slumber, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the City of Boulder are asking citizens to get “pre-beared!” Local wildlife officer Kristin Cannon and Urban Wildlife Conservation Coordinator Val Matheson will hold a presentation on ‘Bears in Boulder’ on Tuesday, March 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Boulder Creek Room at the Boulder Public Library.

“In 2012, Boulder saw a high number of bears coming into the city near schools, houses, and parks,” said Kristin Cannon, wildlife officer for north Boulder. “The bears faced perilous outcomes including the ‘falling bear’ that was relocated and then hit and killed by a vehicle returning to its territory. In 2013, the Boulder community will play an important role in protecting bears and preventing more conflicts.”

Neighbors are invited to come for an evening of information and discussion and to learn some simple steps to take to protect our bears and our neighborhoods from negative consequences.

To learn more about bears in Boulder and how they are managed, go to:

For more information on living with bears and what YOU can do help our wildlife, go to:

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