Bear Education

Bear Facts:

  • Snowmass Village is in PRIME BLACK BEAR HABITAT.
  • Bears live in the ASPEN ZONE where we build our homes.
  • Natural food sources for bears are not at 11,000 feet, they are in the ASPEN UNDERSTORY.
  • Human-bear conflicts will increase when we leave food sources outside our homes.
  • Birdfeeders are a POTENT BEAR ATTRACTANT and draw bears to the windows of your home.

Bear Resistant Trash Containers:

For a listing of approved wildlife trash containers, refer to our Resource List (PDF).

Bear Sightings:

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To report a bear sighting in Snowmass Village, please email Snowmass Village Animal Services or call at 923-5330. The information that you provide is used to track their movement and behavior, and will help keep Black Bears alive.

 Trapping and relocating wildlife is a last resort. A bear gets one relocation and its second contact results in euthanasia. Wildlife sightings are part of mountain life; appreciate and respect an animal's right to thrive.

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