Spring Is Here and Bears Are Emerging. It’s Time To Get Bear Smart.

In 2010, the number of reported black bear conflicts was near an all time high in Washington State. As bears are emerging from their winter dens, The Grizzly Bear Outreach Project (GBOP) is asking residents to help keep the hungry bears out of residential areas as the animals search for food. Bears lose over half their body weight during winter denning, so upon awakening they look for the highest nutritional value and protein content for the least expenditure of energy.

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