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:
Living With Predators Resource Guides
The Living with Predators Resource Guides offer up-to-date information about living with predators, including black bears, grizzly bears, wolves and mountain lions. Click on the following guide titles to download the guides from the Living With Wildlife Foundation website:
- Recreating in Bear, Wolf and Mountain Lion Country
- Practical Electric Fencing Resource Guide: Controlling Predators
- Techniques and Refuse Management Options for Residences, Campgrounds and Group-Use Facilities
- Predator Behavior Modification Tools for Wildlife Professionals
The guides are valuable to anyone who…
Fencing Bears out of Coops, Hives, Farms and Ranches
- IGBC Certified Products List
- A Landowner’s Guide to Fences and Wildlife
- Feasibility of Using Portable Electric Fencing to Prevent Damage to Livestock and Apiaries by Bears and Other Predators
For more detailed information…
- Learn more on our bear safety page.
- Learn more on our bear-resistant products page.
- Learn more on our bear spray page.