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      iving with Carnivores is a collaborative effort of many
      agencies, organizations and businesses. The program
      promotes awareness of bears, cougars, wolves and
coyotes in the Pacific Northwest and the knowledge
necessary to live safely and responsibly among them.

                   Some partners include:
       US. Fish and Wildlife Service, www.fws.gov
        Defenders of Wildlife, www.defenders.org
  US. Department of Agriculture APHIS-Wildlife Services,
                  www.aphis.usda.gov /ws/
             US. Forest Service, www.fs.fed.us
   National Park Service www.nps.gov/ccso/index.html
       Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife,
                    www.wa.gov / wdfw
      Wolf Haven International, www.wolfhaven.org
  Center for Wildlife Information, www.bebearaware.org
        Hornocker Wildlife Institute, www.hwi.org




                                                                    LIVING
   Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, www.kswild.org
    Northwest Ecosystem Alliance, www.ecosystem.org
           Wolf Education and Research Center,
                    www.wolfcenter.org
   Counter Assault Bear Spray, www.counterassault.com
               Insight Wildlife Management,
         http: / /home.earthlink.net/ ~insightcpm                   WITHcarnivores
            Other wildlife information sites:

                           Cougars:
   www.wa.gov / wdfw/ wlm / game / cougar / cougar.htm

                            Bears:
   www.wa.gov /wdfw / wlm / game / blkbear / blkbear.htm
            www.fs.fed.us/r1 /wildlife/igbc
                www.bearbiology.com

                           Coyotes:
  www.wa.gov /wdfw / wlm / diversty / living1coyotes.htm

                           Wolves:
                      www.nezperce.org
              www.npwrc.usgs.gov/index.htm
            www.mountain-prairie.fws.gov / wolf
                                                                        Keep food, garbage and pet food in closed, animal-proof              view and photograph wild animals to avoid stressing
                                                                        containers or enclosures, or store them indoors i n a                them by approaching too closely.
                                                                        secured area. Feeding bears and other animals, whether               Remain alert to potential danger while viewing or
                                                                        intentionally or inadvertently, is the leading cause of              taking pictures.
                                                                        problem behavior.                                                    Avoid direct eye contact with bears, even through a
                                                                        Don't feed birds, deer and other wildlife. Bird feeders, for         lens - it may be interpreted as a challenge or threat.
                                                                        example, can attract bears, and possibly small mammals               Stay away from newborn or young animals, nests, dens,
                                                                        which i n turn can attract other carnivores.                         dead animals and animals that appear to be sick.
                                                                        Keep your property free of brush and heavy vegetation                Never surround, crowd, chase or follow an animal.
                                                                        where carnivores might hide.                                         It may respond by charging.
The Living with                                                     Avoid confrontations by following these guidelines
                                                                                                                                             Never try to pose or get an animal t o move to a different
                                                                                                                                             location.
  Carnivores Program                                                for safe hiking, camping and wildlife watching.                          Don't startle wildlife by making sudden movements or
                                                                                                                                             noises.
                                                                                                                                             Watch out for inappropriate behavior by other people that


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       ecognizing that education can prevent nuisance               Hiking                                                                   may endanger you, others or wildlife.
           animal incidents and other conflicts, a number of            Don't hike alone.
           federal and state agencies, nonprofit                        Be aware of your surroundings.
conservation organizations and private businesses came                  Carry a stout walking stick and a bear-deterrent spray.
together to develop the Living with Carnivores program.                 Make noise to alert wildlife of your presence so they can
This collaborative non-advocacy program seeks to count-
er misinformation a n d promote peaceful co-existence
                                                                I       avoid you.
                                                                        Stay away from any animal carcass you encounter -
                                                                        it may have been claimed by a carn
                                                                                                                                       In case of emer
between humans and carnivores, primarily through free
public workshops held in communities in Washington,
Oregon and Idaho where interactions with these animals
are l i k e l y to occur.
                                                                I   Camping
                                                                        Don't store scented items, food or anything smelling
                                                                        food i n your tent. This includes everything from tooth-
                                                                                                                                       Unless carnivores
                                                                                                                                       humans or are

                                                                        paste and deodorant t o clothes worn while
      The workshops include slide presentations by
                                                                        cooking, Store these things i n the trunk of your locked
wildlife experts a n d cover topics such as the behavior                vehicle if you're car camping or i n a bear-proof locker
and biology of Pacific Northwest carnivores, how to dis-                when available a t your campsite. I n backcountry
tinguish between similar species such as wolves and coy-                situations, store them i n a bag and use a 25 to 30-foot
                                                                        length of rope to suspend it from a tree limb a t least 10

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otes or black bears a n d grizzlies, h o w to identify tracks                                                                                for the animal.
a n d other signs of carnivores in your area and how to                 t o 15 feet from the ground and four feet from the tree
                                                                        trunk.                                                               Make noise and throw rocks or sticks to demonstrate that
minimize conflicts a n d live safely with these carnivores.                                                                                  you're a threat, not a food source. For grizzly bear
                                                                        Set up a cooking and cleaning area away from your tent
The Living with Carnivores partners provide funding,                    (100 yards and downwind if possible) Keep it clean and               encounters, however, DO NOT make eye contact or throw
workshop a n d program development                                      secure.                                                              objects.
assistance, materials and other in-kind services that make              Keep pets and children i n si       nd unde     tro              - Use a spray deterrent if you have   it.
the workshops possible.                                                                                                                      If attacked by any animal other than a grizzly bear, fight
       To arrange a workshop in your community or to                 ildlife Watching                                                        back, Carnivores can and have been driven off by aggres-
                                                                        Never approach        fe. W i l           recommend
learn more about the Living with Carnivores partnership                                                                                      sive fighting. For grizzly bear encounters, DO NOT fight
                                                                        staying at least     yards away from bears and other
and programs, call:                                                                                                                          back as this may increase the intensity of the attack.
                                                                        large mammals, whenever possible. I anf
       US. Fish and Wildlife Service -Lacey, Washington:                approaches you, back away to a safe dis                              Report the incident immediately to the appropriate state
(360) 753-9440, Portland, Oregon: (503) 231-6179, Boise,                wildlife managers for specific guidelines                            or federal wildlife authority.
Idaho: (208) 378-5243

								
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