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.
Posts By: Erin Edge
In Montana’s Flathead River Valley, we’re working with a partner as bent on preserving the region’s wildlife as we are: the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Three grizzly bears have been killed recently, at least two as a result of unprotected backyard chickens. Electric fencing is an easy way to reduce conflict and keep people, their property and bears safe.
Grizzly bear conflicts are on the rise along the Rocky Mountain Front. All the more reason for landowners to be taking proactive steps and implementing nonlethal deterrents that protect people and their property and keep bears alive.
Defenders is helping to protect grizzly bears by offering an incentive to install electric fencing around chicken coops and beehives.