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Get Involved: Gunnison (Area 16) - A16 - SW - Bear Aware

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A16 - SW - Bear Aware


(Cedaredge and surrounding North Fork Valley Area):

Bear Aware is a network of trained Colorado Parks and Wildlife volunteers who help their neighbors and communities reduce conflicts and co-exist with black bears. Through this proactive educational wildlife program, volunteer efforts aim to teach human responsibility to help prevent problems between humans and bears. This role can involve answering questions and offering practical advice.

Volunteers may distribute information to the public in areas where conflicts occur, post signs, go door to door talking to neighbors, meet with campers/ organizations/clubs, support educational programs, and volunteer at information booths and parades.


Time Commitment:

As needed in response to neighborhood/site issues. Greatest need is March-November.

Volunteer Benefits:

Be a part of a team while supporting CPW staff and your community and the wildlife in your area. Engage with local communities, receive quality ongoing education in bear biology and bear-human coexistence, flexible opportunities for public education and outreach tied to the Bear Aware Program. Earn CPW volunteer appreciation incentives.

Education - Festivals/Information Booths, Education - Responsible Human-Wildlife Interaction, Education - Ambassador, Education - Education and Outreach, General - Ongoing Volunteering, Education - Teach Children, Special Projects - Assist with Special Events, Wildlife - Wildlife, Education - Teach Adults, Customer Service - Customer Service/Visitor Information
Public Speaking, Wildlife Biology/Management, Education, Outreach, or Interpretation
Gunnison (Area 16) Office

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