Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting Aspen and upper Roaring Fork Valley residents to attend Bear Aware team training, Thursday May 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in Aspen’s Rio Grande Room, 455 Rio Grande Place. This group of volunteers will work in and around Aspen and Pitkin County.
As a supplement to state and local law enforcement and information efforts, Bear Aware groups were organized in cities and towns throughout the state by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to provide a way for citizens to participate directly in reducing conflicts between black bears and people. The Bear Aware team’s main duty is to fan out throughout their local community and personally remind their friends and neighbors about some of the practical things everyone can do to minimize dangerous bear interactions.
“We need your help,” said District Wildlife Manager Kevin Wright, of Aspen. “We are deep in the heart of bear habitat here and we continue to see problems every year, in town and throughout Pitkin County.”
Wright says that the volunteers’ efforts have helped him get impo…