Goings-on with black bears in the Tahoe Basin and beyond At Home Checklist Will Help Keep Property, Pets Safe From Bears This Spring April 21, 2023 Are your bird feeders down, your BBQ clean and your bee boxes protected? If you live or maintain a residence in bear country, it’s time to prepare for spring bear activity. That means eliminating attractants that can bring bears to your mountain home and property. Even unlikely attractants such as plant fertilizer, gasoline and antifreeze can bring bears around. A bear’s nose is 100 times more powerful than a human’s and seven times stronger than that of a bloodhound. The “BearWise At Home Checklist” can help keep people, pets and property safe this spring – and bears wild. Categories: Hibernation, Human Wildlife Conflict, South Lake Tahoe Tagged: Black BearsSpring ChecklistBearWise Related Articles DNA Evidence Prompts Revised Response to Tahoe Keys Bear Incidents Incidents with black bears in the Tahoe Keys area of South Lake Tahoe are getting national and international attention. Tahoe is natural bear habitat, and CDFW takes each of these periodic incidents seriously. Science-Based Messaging Behind BearWise In January, CDFW and the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) jointly announced their formal partnership with the national nonprofit BearWise, which was developed by leading black bear biologists to provide resources, information and consistent, science-based messaging on how to minimize black bear conflicts. Formerly ‘Hairless Bear’ Finds Permanent Home at Folsom Zoo It was something of a soft launch in the spring of 2021 when CDFW placed a young, orphaned, female black bear with a skin condition with the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary in Sacramento County. CDFW Ends Trapping Effort of Public Safety Bear The California Department of Fish and Wildlife recently ended multi-trap effort to remove a public safety bear from Lake Tahoe’s North Shore . Trap-Tag-Haze Providing IDs, Genetic Database of Tahoe Bears The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has teamed up with California State Parks and other Tahoe-area agencies to assemble a catalog of Tahoe's bear population, assess its overall health, create a genetic database of the individual bears, and study whether hazing discourages human-bear conflicts in the future. Do Tahoe’s Bears Actually Hibernate? While many Taho Basin bears slow down and den up during the winter, many remain active accessing human food sources -- and looking for more. Property owners and visitors need to remain vigilant securing properties, food and trash to keep Tahoe's bears wild. Comments are closed.