For Homeowners, Businesses
and Municipalities


3 Simple Steps:  Contain, Implement, Educate

Being Bear Smart is not complicated. Through simple measures and basic education the incidence of human/bear interactions can be greatly reduced. Creating a Bear Smart community requires participation on the part of private homeowners, businesses, campgrounds and public policy officials.

BEAR Group
PO Box 613
Manalapan, NJ 07726

photo of a bear

Evidence that Non-Lethal Works

Education reduces unwarranted fears and allows the public to enjoy these beautiful animals and their place in our state. Modifying your behavior will modify the bear’s behavior. When you know what to do, how to properly act and react, the bear will learn from you.

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