Scott Davis

Thank you for visiting my website. Some of you have attended my program on North American Bears. Due to the high number of requests for the program I have designed it for others to present. There are over seventy five power point slides with photographs and all the corresponding notes are included to make it easy for the presenter. A sample of the photographs and notes are featured in the North American Bears gallery.

The primary goal of this program is to educate people about bear behavior. Although safety is always important, each year there are countless times people come in close proximity of bears and nothing happens. Most people have a fear of bears and this fear is not supported by the evidence that bears are dangerous. From 1970 thru 2010, only ten people have been killed by black bears in North America, excluding Alaska and Canada. Three of the ten people killed by black bears were in Colorado, and all three bears had been fed by people or were consuming garbage. If a bear has been conditioned to human food, pet food, birdseed, or garbage, its behavior cannot be predicted. With some of this knowledge we can reduce the number of what we call problem bears. Once a bear discovers a food source it will keep coming back; they don't forget.
Anyone interested in bears and others such as Educators, Park Rangers, Naturalists will find the program helpful in teaching others about this magnificent animal. You can customize the presentation to fit your audience and your own personal experience and knowledge.

For more information about the program please contact me by clicking the Contact link in the menu above.

Scott Davis
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