|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2022Contact: Brad Koele, DNR Wildlife Damage And Nuisance SpecialistBradley.Koele@wisconsin.gov or 608-576-3914
REMINDER: Bear Aware Webinar April 19
Hear From Experts For How To Co-Exist With Bears
The Wisconsin DNR is hosting the Bear Aware Webinar at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, for the public to learn about living among black bears. / Photo Credit: iStock/Lynn_Bystrom
MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting the Bear Aware Webinar at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, for the public to learn about living among black bears.
Wisconsin is home to a thriving black bear population estimated at more than 24,000 bears. Although the black bear primarily lives in the far northern third of the state, bears are becoming more common in the lower two-thirds of the state than ever before due to a growing population.
By understanding bear behavior, people can reduce negative human-bear conflicts. Webinar attendees will hear from DNR and USDA-Wildlife Services bear experts about bear habitat and history and get tips for reducing the potential for bear conflicts around homes and businesses.
Following a presentation from the experts, there will be a Q&A session where the public can ask about bear biology and how to co-exist with Wisconsin’s largest carnivore.
The DNR’s Living With Black Bears In Wisconsin pamphlet is a great resource for learning more about co-existing with bears in Wisconsin.
More information about black bear behavior and avoiding unwanted encounters is available in the DNR’s Living with Bears in Wisconsin brochure.
WHAT: Bear Aware Webinar
WHEN: 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19
WHO: Brad Koele, DNR Wildlife Damage Specialist Alaina Gerrits, DNR Wildlife Biologist Randy Johnson, DNR Large Carnivore Specialist Dave Ruid, USDA-Wildlife Services Wildlife Biologist
WHERE: Register here to join via ZoomJoin by phone: 877 853 5257; Webinar ID: 886 3482 8734