Being Bear Smart Takes the Whole Community
Bear Smart Big Sky was initiated in 2013 to respond to increasing trends in human-bear conflict rates in Big Sky. Since 1994 trends in conflicts where bears needed to be captured and relocated, or in extreme cases lethally removed, have more than tripled. Our goal is to develop a greater public understanding of bear behavior and actions we can take to reduce human-bear conflicts. Being a Bear Smart community is a collaborative effort that requires everyone’s participation to keep residents and visitors safe and bears wild.