For the second year, we have created a Facebook group to allow people to exchange unwanted fruit in the Missoula Valley area (including the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, upper Clark Fork, lower Clark Fork and Mission valleys) to reduce human-bear conflicts and wildlife attractants.
Together with our partners, Missoula Bears takes a proactive approach to reducing human-bear conflicts. Our goal is to increase local awareness by disseminating information and assisting neighbors. Our plan is intended to reduce conflicts with wildlife, while also:
- Increasing human safety
- Keeping our neighborhoods clean
- Reducing the amount of time Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks spends addressing bear conflicts in Missoula each year, allowing them to use their time more effectively in other areas of concern.