Distribution In Colorado

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In Colorado, the largest populations of black bears live in areas of Gambel’s oak and aspen, near open areas of natural fruit sources: chokecherry and serviceberry. Some bears never leave oakbrush zones while most do venture into the aspen communities, but high spruce-fir forests are not very good bear habitat. A black bear may have a range from 10 to 250 square miles.




Map courtesy: Colorado Gap Analysis Project