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Sonoma Bear Safari – September, 17th. Tracking field day and fundraiser supporting the North Bay Bear Collaborative
Join the North Bay Bear Collaborative (NBBC) and its Lead Scientist Meghan Walla-Murphy and Tracker Steve Hammerich of Pepperwood on a special day to learn how to track bears in the field. This one-of-a-kind fundraiser will be held at the Pepperwood Preserve and all...
Kicking off Bear Season in Sonoma Valley By Teri Shore, Volunteer, North Bay Bear Collaborative The NBBC The North Bay Bear Collaborative is a working group of agencies, non-profit conservation groups, landowners, and individuals committed to being proactive liaisons...
Black bear population and range in Sonoma and Napa counties seem to have increased over the last few years.
Over the past few years, bears have moved into the Mayacamas, and are now becoming a regular neighbor of our wildlands. They are more visible in this season, (May, June, July) when juvenile bears disperse.
With the increased presence of bears around the wild edges of Sonoma County in recent years has come a budding movement to prepare for their expansion south, in a bid to keep them wild and safe.
Scores of motion-activated wildlife cameras, strategically positioned to capture movement 24 hours a day, are capturing images of the elusive creatures that live on the margins of civilization, what researchers refer to as the “rural-urban interface.”