We are a totally volunteer group, from all walks of life, who are willing to share our knowledge of black bears via educational information, simple solutions, and on-site visits.
If you would like to try out garbage can straps at your home the Bear Team can provide you with a set at no cost. Just contact us!
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Understanding what attracts black bears and what you can do about it
Learn how uncontrolled dogs can be unsafe
What you should know about yearling and adolescent bear behavior
To black bears, not all trees are created equal. In the forests of northeastern Minnesota, bears definitely prefer to be near majestic white pines.
It's a lot busier than you think!
Read about bears in news
Separating myths from facts
Learn more about capsaicin sprays, electric fencing and securing your trash
Strategies for those who love to attract avian and other sorts of visitors
Learn more about their size and appearance, senses and physical abilities
Minnesota's only bear species is the American Black Bear. Learn more about other bear species.
Bears often thwart our gardening efforts
Learn more by checking out books or DVDs from our lending library