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  • January 31, 2023
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) are proud to support BearWise, the innovative North American program that helps people live more responsibly with bears.

Categories: Bears, Education, Human Wildlife Conflict, Wildlife
  • November 1, 2022
A black bear walks along a U.S. Forest Service road in Northern California.

Fall is underway in the Tahoe Basin and Lake Tahoe bears are hungry! Autumn is the time of year when bears enter hyperphagia, a phase they go through when they seek massive amounts of calories before entering their winter dens.

Categories: Bears, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • August 16, 2022
A bear-proof dumpster that's open and overflowing with garbage such as this does little to safeguard black bears from accessing trash.

Summer can be a tough time to be a bear. Green grasses have dried up and berries haven’t quite ripened for eating yet, causing black bears to move around more in search of easy food. This means there is a lot to think about when living, visiting, or recreating in the Lake Tahoe Basin this time of year.

Categories: Bears, Education, Human Wildlife Conflict
  • June 22, 2022

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Verano está aquí y el número de visitantes está aumentando en la cuenca del Lago Tahoe (Lake Tahoe). Esto trae una mayor oportunidad de encontrarse con una familia de osos, junto con más comida humana y fuentes de basurero en la cuenca del Lake Tahoe.

Categories: Bears
  • June 21, 2022

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Summer is here at Lake Tahoe and that means more visitors recreating in bear habitat, which increases the chance of encountering a bear – or a family of bears. Increased visitation also brings more temptations for bears to discover human food and garbage sources.

Categories: Bears, Human Wildlife Conflict

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