Colorado investing $1 million to reduce human-bear conflict

Grants will go to small community projects across the state

Colorado Parks and wildlife is investing $1 million to help reduce conflict between black bears (Ursus americanus) and humans. Grants will go to various community projects, including public education programs and improving dumpster design to keep bears out of trash. The funding comes after a similar investment last year. The money comes mostly from the sale of state park passes, hunting and fishing licenses and federal grants.

Read more at the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.


Header Image: A black bear sow and her cub appear at a site southwest of Denver. Credit: Tony’s Takes