Join the Bear Smart Community
Meet people all over the world who are working to make their homes and communities safe for people and bears. We provide several online services that allow you to keep in touch with and learn from bear managers, conservationists, and community members - people just like you - about what works and what doesn't in our efforts to reduce human-bear conflicts.
We have several ways for you to stay informed and join the Bear Smart community online:
Subscribe to e-news
The Bear Smart Leader is a monthly newsletter full of the latest information about the science, politics and practice of reducing human-bear conflicts. Join today.
Spread the Word
If you know someone who lives, works or plays in bear habitat, or who just plain loves bears, send them an e-invitation to visit our website and join the BearSmart community. Recommend this site now.
The Get Bear Smart Society works to maintain the health of bear populations everywhere by helping people reduce human-bear conflicts.
Our award-winning work is funded largely by grants and donations from individuals and organizations.
If you want to invest in keeping bears alive and healthy, please consider donating to the Get Bear Society today. Check out our bear smart store.
If you are an organization or business that would like to partner with Get Bear Smart in your community, please contact GBS Executive Director Sylvia Dolson today.
Join your local bear smart/aware/wise organization
Click here for a list of organizations near you.