Protecting and enhancing the natural values of Salt Spring Island and its surrounding waters


Black Bear

Black Bear Ursus americanus

This bear is found from Canada to northern Mexico, however it has been extirpated from much of it’s historic range, especially through the midwest US and in Mexico. The bear is on a current upswing in population after being historically targeted for elimination by colonists to the New World. The bears are onmivores, and this can lead to conflicts with humans over livestock and garbage.