Posts Tagged: electric fence

Living With Grizzlies »

As grizzly bears continue to recover and expand into new territory, the need for communities to learn how to coexistence with these animals is more important than ever.

Grizzly Bears, © Jim Chagares

Notes from the Field: Installing Fences in Bear Country »

The electric fencing program is another way that Defenders is helping individuals, landowners and communities coexist with wildlife. Bear conflicts on private lands are dramatically reduced when electric fencing is put around things that attract bears, like chicken coops, bee hives, fruit trees and small livestock. Human-caused mortality is the number one cause of grizzly deaths in the continental United States, but is also one of the most preventable. That is why programs like our fencing incentive are so critical to conservation and recovery efforts.

Grizzly bear, © John Eastcott and Yva Momotiuk/National Geographic Stock

Good Neighbors in Bear Country »

As grizzly bears slowly recover more of their native range, they inevitably get closer to humans and their property. We work to make sure everyone – bears, humans, even chicken coops – are kept safe.