Living with Bears: A Practical Guide to Bear Country

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With over 900,000 black bears roaming North America today, people from Florida to British Columbia are encountering bears more often, and as a result, human-bear conflicts are on the rise. Colorado author Linda Masterson dispels myths, replaces fear with respect, and lays the foundation for improving human-black bear relations with an inside look at the fascinating world of ...
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With over 900,000 black bears roaming North America today, people from Florida to British Columbia are encountering bears more often, and as a result, human-bear conflicts are on the rise. Colorado author Linda Masterson dispels myths, replaces fear with respect, and lays the foundation for improving human-black bear relations with an inside look at the fascinating world of these highly intelligent, adaptable and resourceful animals.
• Understanding Black Bears and Their Behavior
• Bear-Proofing Your Home
• Safe Trash Stashing
• Hiking, Camping & Playing in Bear Country
• Bird feeding, Bee-Keeping in Bear Country
• Gardening, Orchards & Farming in Bear Country
• Bear Behavior Modification
• Avoiding Encounters & Attacks
• Appendix: bear organizations, volunteer groups, state agencies, resources and index
• Case Studies from national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and communities in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Florida, Tennessee, Washington, Nevada, California, Minnesota and Canada.
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What People Are Saying

Karen Noyce
"A comprehensive primer that is useful for professionals and the public alike. I found the book highly readable, clear, easy to use and quite complete. Masterson strikes a good balance between information and entertainment, producing a book I suspect biologists, wildlife managers and agency personnel will turn to more than they might at first think." --Karen Noyce, Vice President for Americas, IBA; Research Biologist, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources
Eve Herrero
"Living with Bears is urgently recommended by the thousands of 'problem' (victimized) bears that needlessly die each year in North America. This insightful, well researched and witty book will guide and inspire humans to live in greater harmony with bears." Eve Herrero, author of Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance, and Past President of the International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA)
Ted Williams
"If you live in bear country (and, unless you're an inner-city resident, you probably do), you owe it to bears to read this smart, useful and long-overdue book. Don't let them die because of your or your neighbors' mistakes." --Ted Williams, Editor-at-Large, Audubon, and Conservation Editor, Fly Rod & Reel
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977372409
  • Publisher: Pixyjack Pr Llc
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 406,083
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Masterson has been helping people learn to peacefully coexist with bears since she joined the Colorado Division of Wildlife's Bear Aware Team in 2001. Her award-winning work has appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Animal Kingdom, Ranger Rick, and many others. After a couple of decades as a creative director at Chicago advertising agencies, she moved to Colorado, and quickly learned that some of her most interesting new neighbors were big and furry. She's an experienced outdoorswoman, and has hiked in more than a hundred national parks and forests in the U.S. and Canada.
Scientific Advisor: Bear biologist Tom Beck is an internationally recognized, highly respected expert; U.S.A. Today refers to him as "One of America's leading authorities on black bears." In his twenty-five years with the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Beck authored many scientific publications and statewide management plans, and conducted widely cited field research studies that advanced our understanding of bears. He's an avid outdoorsman, river runner, hiker, camper, fisherman and hunter, and has recently taken up organic farming. He served as both scientific and real-world advisor on Living with Bears.
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