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Grant funding aims to mitigate human-bear conflict across La Plata County

Money will be centered around infrastructure and personnel

Early monsoon helps vegetation ahead of foraging season

La Plata County bear sightings have been on pace with last year’s numbers

Videos highlight need to keep trash, vehicles secure during bear ‘food frenzy’

Bruins packing on the pounds before winter hibernation

First bear of 2021 spotted northeast of Durango

Ursines seem to be waking earlier, Bear Smart director says

Why did bears stay away from populated areas this year in Southwest Colorado?

Human-bear conflicts had been on the rise, but not in 2020

How did the warm fall impact the natural world?

Weather affects river levels, animal behavior, bird migrations, plant life

Rain may help curb human-bear conflicts

After quiet year, activity increases as animals prepare for hibernation

First bear of season is sighted north of Bayfield

Early spotting is ‘unusual, but not unheard of,’ according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Homeowner shoots, kills bear in Vallecito

Wildlife officials say bruin was displaying aggressive behavior

Winter slumber comes to an end for hibernating bears

As hibernation ends, officials say it’s time to take precautions

Winter slumber comes to an end for hibernating bears

Officials say it’s time to take precautions to reduce human-wildlife conflict

Study: Most Durangoans do not lock their bear-resistant trash cans

Some say city needs to be more proactive with enforcing ordinance