Avoid conflicts with grizzly bears on ranches and farms

Ranchers and farmers may encounter conflicts with grizzly bears in or near the Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones. The following organizations offer their experience and help with methods and tools to avoid conflicts. The publications, Deterring Bears with Electrified Fencing: A beginner’s guide, and A Landowner’s Guide to Fences and Wildlife are excellent resources for fencing alternatives. The report, Feasibility of Using Portable Electric Fencing to Prevent Damage to Livestock and Apiaries by Bears and Other Predators, provide research results about the use of fencing to protect animals.

These organizations offer more information:

Fencing Bears out of Coops, Hives, Farms and Ranches

Visit Defenders of Wildlife to learn about its Electric Fencing Incentive Program