The International Human-Bear Conflicts Workshop would not be possible without our generous sponsors and supporters at all levels. We thank them for recognizing the vital importance of the work being done. Their support helps us keep registration costs low, assist with the operational support the workshop needs to succeed and provide travel grants for speakers and experts who otherwise might not be able to attend. Please visit their websites and stop by their booths at the Workshop to learn more.
The Morro Family Fund
Living with Black Bears
The expanded second edition of this useful guide delivers a wealth of easy-to-reference, scientifically sound information, plus tools you can use to educate, motivate and effectively communicate with the most challenging species of all: homo sapiens. “For anyone interested in being part of the real solution to stopping the cycle of human-bear conflicts,” Rich Beausoleil, bear specialist – WDFW.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and perpetuating the state’s fish, wildlife, and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.
BearVault® manufactures bear-resistant food canisters approved by the IGBC. Used by outdoor enthusiasts and professionals to carry food into bear country, approved canisters are recognized as the only effective portable means of food storage in many wild areas, creating a successful barrier between wild bears and human food.
Polar Bears International
Polar Bears International’s mission is to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, we work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate. For more information, visit www.polarbearsinternational.org.
Nevada Department of Wildlife
The Nevada Department of Wildlife strives to protect, conserve, manage, and restore wildlife and its habitat for the aesthetic, scientific, educational, recreational, and economic benefits to citizens of Nevada and the United States, and to promote the safety of persons using vessels on the waters of Nevada. www.ndow.org
Roaring Fork Valley Bear Coalition
Roaring Fork Valley Bear Coalition, a proactive volunteer-based non-profit, is dedicated to reducing human-bear conflicts over a 50-mile corridor. Our citizen groups respond to community needs by reducing attractants, educating residents, and working alongside stakeholders: Colorado Parks & Wildlife, municipalities & trash-haulers to achieve common community goals, enforcement and actions that protect black bears. Join us, rally your communities, become solution-based!
The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources is dedicated to conserving and managing wildlife populations and habitat for the benefit of present and future generations. We Strive to connect people to Virginia’s outdoors through boating, education, fishing, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing, and other wildlife-related activities.
The mission of USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services (WS) is to provide Federal leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist. WS conducts program delivery, research, and other activities through its Regional and State Offices, the National Wildlife Research Center and its Field Stations, as well as through its National Programs. The Program’s efforts help people resolve wildlife damage to agriculture, property, and natural resources and to reduce threats to human health and safety.
The Safety in Bear Country Society (SIBCS) is a non-profit society that produces educational videos focused on the understanding of bear behavior and its relevance to human and bear safety. Our primary goal is to increase the safety of humans around bears and decrease the unnecessary killing of bears.
The Camp Fire Conservation Fund
The Camp Fire Conservation Fund is a proud Partner Sponsor of the Human Bear Conflicts Workshop. Since 1977, we have supported hundreds of habitat projects throughout the world and look forward to working your organizations. Please visit us at www.campfirefund.org to learn more, or if you are interested in a grant request for other conservation-related projects.
The International Association for Bear Research and Management
The International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA) is a non-profit tax-exempt organization open to professional biologists, wildlife managers and others dedicated to the conservation of all bear species. The organization has 550+ members from over 60 countries.
Appalachian Bear Rescue
Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) cares for orphaned and injured black bear cubs for return to their natural wild habitat; increases public awareness about coexisting with black bears; and studies all aspects of returning cubs to the wild. ABR is located in Townsend, Tennessee. www.appalachianbearrescue.org.
NYSDEC Division of Fish & Wildlife
NYSDEC Division of Fish & Wildlife serves the interests of current and future generations of New Yorkers by using our collective skills, in partnership with the public, to describe, understand, manage, and perpetuate a healthy and diverse assemblage of fish, wildlife, and ecosystems. www.dec.ny.gov
Pneu-Dart offers the best remote injection equipment for your remote delivery needs. Our Remote Delivery Systems (RDS) are designed to capture or medicate while minimizing stress on the animal. Whether it be to treat free-ranging cattle, sedate cervid livestock, or assist in the translocation of wild animals, Pneu-Dart handles every target situation!
Environment & Parks is the ministry responsible for black and grizzly bear management in Alberta. Human-bear conflicts are managed primarily under the provincial BearSmart program which focusses on education, awareness and adoption of best practices in order to reduce human-bear conflicts among agricultural, recreational, industrial and municipal stakeholders.
Defenders of Wildlife envisions a future where diverse wildlife populations are secure and thriving. Defenders works directly with residents, communities, organizations, and agencies to build social acceptance for wildlife, with initiatives like the Electric Fence Incentive Program. Through our on-the-ground work, Defenders staff develop, test, and actualize solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, where they have seen firsthand the positive impact that effective nonlethal practices can have on bear conservation.
Appalachia Georgia Friends of the Bears, Inc.
Advanced Telemetry Systems
Idaho Black Bear Rehab
Bear Smart Incline Village
Center for Wildlife Studies