Corporate Contributions and Private Foundations
You can make contributions to help support Bear Avoidance and Wildlife Stewardship educational programs that we will be conducting across the United States year round and special events during the month of May.
Over 150 million people recreate in our forests, parks, and refuges every year. Their activities are very diverse including bird watching, hunting, hiking, camping, fishing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, etc. The Be Bear Aware and Wildlife Stewardship Campaign works closely with state and federal wildlife and land management agencies to provide the latest bear avoidance and wildlife safety and stewardship information to these recreationists. We also work directly with youth groups such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Campfire, and 4-H, and with grade school and high school students, providing them with our educational materials and training programs.
We are currently preparing wildlife safety and stewardship materials including posters, brochures, and DVD’s for distribution across the United States. If your corporation or foundation would like to contribute to our educational programs, or can help with our wish list, please contact us at:
Chuck Bartlebaugh, Executive Director
Center for Wildlife Information
Be Bear Aware and Wildlife Stewardship Campaign
PO Box 8289
Missoula MT 59807
Click on the link below to see what you can do to supply schools or groups with support for the educational efforts of Center for Wildlife Information:
Be Bear Aware Educational Kit
We are very proud to announce that during the 110th Congress, the United States Senate unanimously passed Senate Resolution 347 designating May 2008 as Be Bear Aware and Wildlife Stewardship Month:
Designating May 2008 as `National Be Bear Aware and Wildlife Stewardship Month'.
Whereas wildlife and wildlife viewing enrich the shared outdoor heritage of the people of the United States;
Whereas it is possible to enjoy wildlife in a way that is prudent, safe, and educational and that has minimal adverse effects on wildlife;
Whereas the people of the United States should be aware of the potential for conflict between humans and wildlife;
Whereas the people of the United States should learn the safety and stewardship techniques that can prevent such conflicts;
Whereas some groups, such as the Center for Wildlife Information and State and Federal wildlife associations, in cooperation with State and Federal wildlife and land management agencies, have taken important proactive steps to create educations toolkits and design programs to educate outdoor enthusiasts; and
Whereas educational efforts can raise awareness of the potential for such conflict, help minimize such conflict, and promote the responsible enjoyment of wildlife: Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Senate designates May 2008 as `National Be Bear Aware and Wildlife Stewardship Month'.