With fall comes hungry bears, and the B.E.A.R. Taskforce wants to help people learn to peacefully coexist with these great animals and decrease the growing number of human-bear conflicts.
“B.E.A.R. Talk …..In Your Neighborhood” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Cashiers library.
The program will begin with a short film, “Living in Bear Country: Practical Advice on Living Responsibly in Bear Country.” Following the film, wildlife experts Anne Allison and Kathy Sherrard will share information about black bears and explain actions people can take to reduce human and bear conflicts. Allison and Sherrard have been wildlife educators for more than15 years, and currently work closely with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and as volunteers for Appalachian Bear Rescue and B.E.A.R. A question and answer session will conclude the program.
Other programs this fall include:
• Hunting and Your Property Rights, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4. in Highlands.
• Hiking and Camping in Bear Country, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in Cashiers.