Assessing your property’s bear habitat features

By | March 19, 2012

James J. Jonkel, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 2 Bear Specialist, posted an article on the MFWP website that says … Do you know what role your property may play for grizzly and black bears attempting to move safely from place to place? Many people do not know that they live on a main wildlife travel corridor. Bears can survive in developed areas with little or no conflict if they can move naturally between large blocks of habitat that offer sufficient natural sources of nutrition. A bear will pass through a developed area to natural habitat, unless they locate a food attractant that makes it worth their while to linger. That is when the potential for conflict arises.

Read the full article here and learn what you can do to keep our bears safe.

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