Bears have been in the news a lot lately, with everything from a bear attack near Yellowstone to a bear in Larkspur getting trapped inside a vehicle! As humans move closer and closer to bears’ natural habitats, conflicts are bound to occur. If you live in the mountains or foothills, or plan to visit an area with bear populations, see the Division of Wildlife’s brochure Living with Bears. Also available in paper form from our library, this website includes helpful information on how you can bear-proof your home, keep bears out of your trash cans, secure beehives, and keep from attracting bears to homes or campsites. The site also offers helpful information on what to do if you encounter a bear. This is valuable information that should be reviewed by anyone living or vacationing in bear country, to help you protect your property and your life.