By JBER Natural Resources Staff and Conservation Law Enforcement Office
• Garbage – Store trash inside buildings or in bear-proof containers; keep secured until the day of scheduled pickup. Encourage neighbors to do the same.
• Barbecues – Clean barbecue grills, especially grease traps, after each use.
• Pets – Feed pets indoors or clean up excess and spilled food between meals. Store pet food, livestock food, and birdseed indoors or in bear-resistant containers.
• Bird Feeders – Take feeders down April through October, store out of bears’ reach and remove spilled seed.
• Freezers – Keep freezers locked in a secure building or otherwise out of bears’ reach.
• Gardens – Plant gardens in the open, away from cover and game trails. Only compost raw vegetable matter and turn over compost frequently.
If you observe bears directly among housing areas, around trash containers or displaying aggressive behavior, please contact JBER Conservation Law Enforcement at 552-8609/9453 or Security Forces. Bears merely transiting from one area to another should be observed from afar and allowed to go about their business.
Thank you from your JBER 673d CES/CEIEC Natural Resources Staff and Conservation Law Enforcement Officers.