Surveyed local restaurants Bear Aware presentation to Elementary Schools Mapped bear nuisance calls Researched case studies Researched bear-proof container companies
1. Have you had any bear problems this summer? 2. If yes, when? How often? 3. Do you have any bear proof features? If so, what? 4. If not, what has prevented you from bear proofing? 5. Have you seen the bear responsible? Are there multiple bears? 6. Have you contacted CPW or WPPD about the bear? 7. If so every time – some of the time – only once. 8. If not – why not?
Create an Educational Task Force that will: Maintain a Facebook page Document the activity Ask residents to post pictures Provide information at community events Begin a Bear week Provide informational programs and videos Overall - Spread the word
Woodland Park Ordinance: 8.04.020 B. Any owner of property, his agent or any person having charge of such property shall be in violation of this chapter, and therefore upon conviction subject to the penalties stated herein, if he fails to do any of the following: 2. Store garbage and refuse in a manner that will prevent entry by animals resulting in littering of public or private property;
Woodland Park Ordinance: 8.04.020 Speak to the pocket books of citizens Provide revenues from fines to support program Telluride policy Teller County Ordinance
From city website – provide link to bear-proof container companies Help facilitate the creation of a volunteer group http://www.bearicuda.com/