Bear Smart Durango has electric fence testers and motion-activated alarms available free for loan from Agritek Fence, 29270 Highway 160, in Durango.
This program is meant to assist those experiencing bear issues and to help prevent property damage or loss.
Digital electric fence testers indicate both the presence and amount of voltage in an electric fence. “Critter Gitters” emit a high-decibel alarm in addition to flashing lights when wildlife approach them. This allows time to remove or secure any human-food attractants.
A small deposit is required. Donations for program sustainability are accepted.
For more information, visit www.bearsmartdurango.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.