Bear Awareness Week
May 15th – 21st
“…decreasing bear–human conflict and encouraging peaceful coexistence.
”_Jim Luerssen, Defenders of Wildlife
“Like birds, the bear is often considered among Native American peoples as kin to humans because, like birds, it can stand and walk upon two legs. For many, the bear and the wolf are the last true symbols of the primal natural world, and ecologists believe that how humans respond and protect their lands and their future will be the most honest depiction of how serious humanity is about preservation of our environment and the natural resources within it.” _Ted Andrews, Animal Speak