B.E.A.R.S. stands for Bear Education, Awareness, & Resource Society. The name reflects the expansion of our human & carnivore coexistence programs to include the large carnivore species. B.E.A.R.S. is focused on promoting bear smart approaches for communities, recreationalists, hunters, new residents to Canada, students, businesses, etc. Safely coexisting with bears is possible & we can reduce obstacles to bear recovery & release as well. "A fed bear is a dead bear" therefore, our primary goal is preventing bear exposure to human provided foods of any kind.