Bryan Peterson

You can protect bears

With another bear season upon us, I thought it would be great to mix things up a bit and hear from others in the community about sharing where we live with black bears (Ursus americanus).

Few people know bears and the complexities of human and bear conflict issues as well as local wildlife officials. Recently, I was fortunate to have...

Bryan Peterson is director of Bear Smart Durango, formed in 2003 to educate residents about safely and respectfully coexisting with bears and to advocate for policy changes. For more information, visit or e-mail him at

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