Learn about living with bears; creating bear smart communities; recreating in bear country; bear safety at work; and managing bears (for wildlife officials).
By

Jeremy Postal

Invest in a future for bears

On behalf of our furry friends and neigh-bears, consider a contribution of just $10 to buy a tree and save bears lives.

Five Bear Smart Christmas Gifts

As Christmas draws near, I'd like to make five Christmas gift recommendations your friends and family will enjoy while supporting our cause here at Get Bear Smart.

The Hoax of the Hibernating Bear

During hibernation bears survive without eating by living off their fat reserves and by going into a state of dormancy; metabolism slows drastically, body temps drop by 3-7 degree Celsius, and heart's beat roughly 8-12 times per minute. It's quite remarkable, actually.

A Conversation with Jeff Gailus

Living in Missoula, MT, Jeff is originally from Calgary AB, he has a masters in Environmental Studies, is an award winning writer, and is an exceptionally interesting conversationalist.

7 Little Known Grizzly Bear Facts

A symbol of the Canadian wilderness, the grizzly bear is fast becoming a "thing of the past" in regions where grizzly bears once reigned. Here are a seven facts about this magnificent animal.

Spirit Bear: May Your Land Always Be Yours

The Great Bear Rainforest is a massive and diverse ecological system with an area spanning the westcoast from northern Vancouver Island to southeast Alaska. Intricately linked as ocean, mountain, and forest where 1000 year-old cedars tower over fjords and granite, The Great Bear Rainforest is home to the rare white Spirit Bear.

5 Reminders About Your Dog in Bear Country

Bear-dog conflicts can be prevented. If you are a dog owner in bear country my bet is the last thing you want is a bear charging back to you following your dog! Here are a five things to keep in mind:

4 Thoughts About Bear Encounters

If you’ve been watching the news this week you no doubt came across the report of a bear attack near Timmins, Ontario resulting in serious injuries to a 30-year old man, the death of his dog, and the resulting death of the bear. The story is horrible as it is rare and we’re thankful the story didn’t end with the man’s funeral.

20 More Bear Hacks

Part II of our Cheat Sheet for Becoming Bear Smart that, if practiced, will actually save the life of bear.

20 Bear Hacks

With bears emerging from their wintery dens all over North America, we wanted to give you an easy-to-reference cheat sheet of 20 bear smart practices to consider for life in bear country. Keeping bears away from human food sources gives our bears a chance at a long life. Unfortunately, far-too-often a food-conditioned bear becomes a bear with a death sentence.