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Bear Aware in Boulder: Tips for Navigating Colorado’s Bear Season

March 18th, 2024

Boulder, Colorado, nestled against the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, is not just a haven for outdoor enthusiasts but also home to a significant bear population. As bear season approaches, it’s crucial for residents and visitors to understand the behaviors of these magnificent creatures and take necessary precautions to ensure coexistence. Understanding Bears in Boulder Bears in Boulder are primarily black bears, known for their intelligence and adaptability. They are attracted to urban areas by easily accessible food sources, such as unsecured trash, bird feeders, and outdoor... Read More

Boulder’s Bears: Bearly Awake and Hibernation Season

February 23rd, 2024

As the snow begins to melt and the first signs of spring emerge in Boulder, Colorado, a remarkable event takes place in the natural world: the annual awakening of Boulder’s bears from hibernation. This awe-inspiring phenomenon captures the attention of locals and nature enthusiasts alike, offering a glimpse into the lives of these fascinating creatures as they emerge from their winter slumber. Most bears in Colorado emerge from hibernation around mid-March. The Hibernation Season For Boulder bears, the hibernation season is a crucial period of survival and conservation. As the temperatures... Read More

Boulder Bears: Navigating Bear Country with a Pre-Hike Checklist

October 14th, 2023

Are you ready to explore the wilds of Boulder, Colorado? Before you grab your hiking boots and hit the trails, make sure you know the basics of safely treading through bear country. With the right preparation and knowledge, you can enjoy the great outdoors while staying safe and respecting the wildlife. In this blog article, Treading Carefully: A Pre-Hike Checklist for Exploring Bear Country in Boulder, Colorado, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive guide to what you should know before you go. Get ready to explore the great outdoors with confidence and peace of mind! Navigating Bear Country:... Read More

Boulder’s Bear Boom: What’s Behind the Surge in Activity?

October 12th, 2023

As the foothills of Boulder, Colorado become increasingly populated, so too does the bear activity. From sightings to property damage, it’s clear that the bears are here to stay. But what is driving this elevated bear activity? In this article, we’ll explore the root of the issue and uncover the causes of increased bear activity in Boulder, Colorado. Investigating the Contributing Factors of Bear Activity in Boulder The recent increase in bear activity in Boulder, Colorado has been a cause for concern for many residents. To better understand the contributing factors behind this rise... Read More

Bear Sighting at CU Boulder: Unwelcome Guest in Buffalo’s Territory

September 12th, 2023
shallow focus photo of grizzly bear

On Tuesday morning, there was an unusual sighting on the University of Colorado Boulder’s campus near the engineering center, where a bear was spotted up in a tree. In response to this unexpected visitor, CU Boulder Police and the Department of Wildlife took action by roping off the northwest side of the engineering center, which is located next to the math building. They are currently on-site, closely monitoring the situation to ensure the safety of both the bear and the campus community. Boulder, Colorado, is no stranger to bear sightings due to its proximity to wilderness areas. While... Read More

5 Things Not to Do if You Encounter a Bear

September 7th, 2023

With bear season hitting in Colorado, it’s important to know what to do if you run into one of the creatures, whether it be on a hike or even in your own backyard. Here are seven things not to do if you do run into one: 1. Panic Remain calm and take a look at your surroundings. You’ll want to know if there’s any babies around that a mama bear might be protecting, and you’ll want to gather people around you if at all possible as bears avoid groups of humans. 2. Run Don’t run! Bears will only see this as an opportunity to chase you. Instead, remain calm and plant your... Read More

Close Encounters of the Wildlife Kind: How to Escape a Bear Attack

June 27th, 2023

Hypothetically, imagine yourself walking in the mountains, enjoying a nice afternoon hike. You decide to stop at a picnic area. Then, as you sit down, you look directly ahead. There’s a really hairy man sitting on the table across from you. This man must have gone years without a haircut. In fact, you realize that that’s no man at all. You notice that it’s actually a black bear. What do you do in such a situation? Step 1: Keep your distance. Normally, you would want to just avoid the bear completely. It’s safest to keep at least 300 feet between you and the bear. Unfortunately,... Read More

Flashback: Top 10 Stories of 2019

April 23rd, 2022

With 2019 closing and 2020 beginning, we thought it would be nice to reflect on all the most-loved content of the year. This roundup includes the top 10 most viewed articles of 2019! The Best 11 Activities to Do During Boulder Winters Can CBD Help to Keep Your Tolerance Down? 6 Weird and Unique Boulder Laws 4 Great Fishing Spots in Boulder County 6 Famous Boulderites You Should Know Boulder Housing Prices are Finally Dropping Does Whatever A Sequel Can The ULTIMATE Guide to Sledding in Boulder Bear Breaks into Car, Butt-Shifts Vehicle and Drives Downhill in Boulder... Read More

Increased Bear Activity in Boulder Causing Potential Problems

April 22nd, 2022

Increased bear activity is ramping up in Boulder as bears started coming out of hibernation. Officials have already begun the lockdown of trash cans and other potential food receptacles to prevent bears from coming into human populated areas. Bears that come into town and find food are more likely to return, putting them at risk of being killed by vehicles or consuming harmful chemicals or materials. Staying in town also poses the risk of bears losing their natural fear of people, which could force wildlife officers to euthanize the animals to protect public safety. Boulder residents also need... Read More

CAUTION: Mountain Lion Spotted on Boulders’ Anne U. White Trail Prompting Closures – Top Tips to Coexist

July 8th, 2021

With the recent sightings of mountain lions going up in Boulder, it’s important to understand what to do if you run into a mountain lion or a bear in the wild or even within city limits! It’s important to stay calm if you encounter a bear and to provide less opportunities for bears to want to wander into human territory.   NEVER RUN. Running can make a bear chase you. Keep your distance. Back slowly away facing the bear. Avoid direct eye contact. Slowly and calmly leave the area. Talk aloud so the bear will become aware of you. Be extra careful around a female with cubs. Never... Read More