Black Bear Safety Resources
The following resources are provided by the Bear Education Task Force, a community partnership. April, 2013 is "Estes Cares About Bears" month. Learn more about the Bear Education Task Force.
View the 5-minute video "You're in Bear Country," courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Materials for homeowners' assocations, service and professional organizations, businesses and more
Programs for kids and adults, homeowners' associations, service and professional organizations, businesses and more
|Keep bears wild (door-hanger)||
30-minute "living with bears" program (on-site for groups)
|Children's Critter Crate (coming soon)|
|Dumpster stickers (small and large)||Bear-responsible business pledge|
|Examples of Bear-Resistant containers in Estes Park|
|Utility bill insert|
|Request materials: 970-577-9900||For more information or to request a program: 970-586-3510|
|More black bear information from our partners:|
Town installs bear-resistant trash and recycling containers
Through a partnership with the League of Women Voters and Community Recycling Committee, the Town of Estes Park has installed bear-resistant recycling and trash containers downtown. Funded by the Town and a grant received by the Community Recycling Committee, 23 of the 24 containers purchased have already been installed by Public Works staff. They replace existing trash cans in the vicinity of Performance Park, Tregent Park, Riverside Park, Riverside Plaza, Riverside parking lot, Town Hall and the Town Hall parking lot.
The installation of these containers is part of an effort to increase recycling rates, as well as to make Estes Park a safe place for wildlife and people. Businesses and residents across the Estes Valley are encouraged to begin thinking about how they can reduce the chance of attracting and creating potential conflicts with bears, which often come out of dormancy in April.