Workshop Summary

This document is a synopsis of the presentations and discussions at the 4th International Human-Bear Conflict Workshop. Topics include urban and rural bear management, biological criteria for lethal removal, bear spray and firearms use for safety, hunting effects on the frequency of human-bear conflicts, habituated bear management, engaging the public to reduce human-bear conflicts, the risks and liability regarding conflict management, efficacy of outreach efforts, and best management practices for developing human-bear conflict guidelines.

Summarized by Colleen Matt, Bear Conservation Planning, Missoula, MT

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