Be Bear Aware!

Seeing a black bear is an exciting and memorable experience. When visiting, recreating, or living in or near black bear country, it is always important to be aware that you may encounter a bear at any time. Most conflicts between people and bears are the result of people approaching and/or feeding them or allowing them to obtain garbage and pet/livestock feeds. Learning the appropriate safety techniques will minimize the possibility of a conflict. You are responsible for your safety and the safety of bears.

Please help keep bears wild by not approaching or feeding them.

Be Bear Aware Handout

Town of Stowe Bear Awareness Education Plan