Bear Smart Durango will be at the La Plata County Fair from Wed. Aug. 8th thru Sun. Aug. 12th with activities and public outreach on coexisting with bears in a rural setting. Topics will include electric fencing and livestock guardian dogs to deter bears and managing common attractants.
The public is invited to bring in old bird feeders to be decorated on Thursday. An electric fencing demo will be held Saturday at 2 PM. There will be a drawing for electric fencing-related prizes! Special thanks to Basin Co-op and Tractor Supply for donated prizes!
BEAR SMART AT FAIR SCHEDULE:
Bird seed handouts and bear scat cookies.
Drawing for a Gallagher fence energizer.
Bring in old, discarded bird feeders to be decorated, arts & crafts for kids, fruit gleaning program.
Drawing for a roll of turbo wire.
Meet a livestock guardian dog and learn about their use protecting livestock at 1 PM.
Drawing for an American FarmWorks fence energizer.
Electric fencing to deter bears demo at 2 PM.
Drawing for complete electric fencing package.
Community fruit gleaning.
Drawing for gleaning CSA (produce and fruit) package.
Thanks to Jill Southworth for Bear Smart Fair artwork. And thanks to the Bear Smart Durango Steering Committee for organizing this outreach event.