BEARS OF DURANGO

Dive headfirst into bear dens with the biologists studying how human development affects bear behavior.

In 2011 Colorado Parks and Wildlife initiated a major research effort to address increases in human-black bear conflicts. A team of wildlife researchers led by Dr. Heather Johnson has spent the past six years investigating the factors driving those increases and the effects of expanding human development on bear populations.

"If we want our native biodiversity here, if we want these large carnivores to be back on our landscapes, ultimately we're going to have to figure out, how do we coexist? How do we share a single landscape?” — Heather Johnson, PhD, Lead Wildlife Researcher.

Watch a clip HERE.

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Bears of Durango is on the move, and we are working to grow the project's reach and influence. Those interested in supporting the Bears of Durango effort are invited to make a tax-deductible contribution by taking the following steps:


1. Click on the Donation button.

2. Login into or create an MSI account.

3. In the "What would you like to do?" drop down menu, select "My Donations."

4. Click the "Donate Now" button.
5. (IMPORTANT!) Fill in the desired amount, and include in the comments section "For Bears of Durango."

Thank you for supporting this important effort!