1) Take down any bird feeders or suet. Store all birdseed inside.

2) Store garbage and food scrap collection containers in a building if possible.

3) Backyard compost in an enclosed container that would be challenging for a bear to open and use lots of browns to cover any smells.

If a bear visits, immediately stop composting in your yard and bring food scraps to a local drop off.

4) Learn more about living with black bears: tinyurl.com/LivingWithBlackBearsVT