Responding to Human-Black Bear Conflicts

Responding to Human Black Bear Conflicts A guide aimed at providing better understanding of bear behavior and an understanding of various techniques for responding to human bear conflicts including an introductory level working knowledge of

  • Title: Responding to Human-Black Bear Conflicts
  • Author: Sylvia Dolson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 222
  • Format: ebook
  • A guide aimed at providing better understanding of bear behavior and an understanding of various techniques for responding to human bear conflicts, including an introductory level working knowledge of bear aversion methodology.The knowledge gained through this guide will enable the reader to better understand and diffuse human bear conflict situations in a manner that incrA guide aimed at providing better understanding of bear behavior and an understanding of various techniques for responding to human bear conflicts, including an introductory level working knowledge of bear aversion methodology.The knowledge gained through this guide will enable the reader to better understand and diffuse human bear conflict situations in a manner that increases safety for the public, the bear manager police officer and bears.Manual Sections Section 1 Provides a Glossary of Terms used throughout the guide Section 2 Introduces bear management techniques past and present discusses the need for a new approach Section 3 Provides an overview of black bear and grizzly bear ecology Section 4 Examines why human bear conflicts occur as well as why bears enter human use areas and how they become habituated and food conditioned Section 5 Briefly discusses traditional bear management techniques including humane destruction Section 6 This section will empower you with the basics of interpreting black bear communication and understanding it, so that, when possible, your understanding can be applied to manipulate bear behavior in the field Section 7 Discusses the concept behind aversion techniques Section 8 Presents aversion techniques including human dominance, noise deterrents, physical deterrents and passive bear aversion Section 9 Reviews the protocol to be used in applying non lethal tools in the field Discusses assessing the site and safety risks, the suitability of the bear as well as methodology for applying techniques effectively Provides a Bear Management Action Chartas a guide for determining the response required in different situations and under different circumstances Section 10 Presents case studies and how to handle typical situations that arise Section 11 Indicators of a successful program are reviewed Section 12 Examines conditions that attract bears to human use areas and how to minimize them Section 13 Reviews the use of municipal and provincial legislation to decrease human bear conflicts Section 14 Closing Remarks Appendices Additional information is provided on Guidelines for bear calls sample Occurrence Report backcountry bear encounters and references bearsmart docs respond

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