Living with Bears Handbook (Expanded 2nd Edition)

Living with Bears Handbook (Expanded 2nd Edition)

by Linda Masterson


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Today bears have a growing people-problem: their "backyards" are full of humans and people-provided food is everywhere. Discover practical solutions and real-world examples of how to prevent conflicts at home and at play so we can do a better job of sharing space with these intelligent, adaptable animals.

- Understanding Bears and Bear Behavior
- Bear-Proofing Your Home
- Being Bear-Smart in the Outdoors
- Attractant Management: Garbage, Bird Feeders, Fruit Trees, Beehives, Chicken Coops, Gardens, and more
- Creating Bear-Smart Communities
- Preventing Conflicts
- Responding to Encounters and Attacks
- A Bear Manager's World
- Case Studies from the U.S. & Canada
- North American Bear Populations, Extensive Resources

For homeowners, communities, wildlife managers, educators, and anyone who spends time in the great outdoors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936555611
Publisher: PixyJack Press, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 1,236,665
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Author and researcher Linda Masterson is the author of two popular books: Living With Bears Handbook, and Surviving Wildfire, a practical guidebook for homeowners born from real-world experience. Masterson has been a featured presenter at conferences and workshops, both for bears (International Bear Management Association) and wildfire (National Fire Protection Association). Her business background includes extensive experience in strategic planning, marketing and communications.

What People are Saying About This

Stephen Herrero

The best single source of information and inspiration on how to understand and live compatibly with bears. Linda Masterson writes with understanding, authority and wit and invites readers to share in her encyclopedic knowledge of bears and how to reduce human-bear conflicts. --Stephen Herrero, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science, University of Calgary, Canada, and author of Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance

Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Each year thousands of bears are destroyed in North America largely because of our carelessness. This excellent and comprehensive guide offers many simple and practical solutions on how to coexist safely with bears. Use it and you can help ensure the bear has a wild future in our increasingly human dominated world. --Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, California Director of National Wildlife Federation, and author of When Mountain Lions are Neighbors

Sylvia Dolson

A remarkable book that will change the way you think and act in bear country. Masterson is a master writer and researcher. Her book should be on the shelves of every library and in every home by which a bear has ever strolled. --Sylvia Dolson, Executive Director, Get Bear Smart Society

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