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CT Coalition to Protect Bears: CT based organizations dedicated to educating the public and lawmakers on ways to peacefully co-exist with our small black bear population. 

  • CT Votes for Animals

  • CT League of Conservation Voters

  • CT Wildlife Rehabilitators Association

  • Friends of Animals

  • Humane Society of the United States – Connecticut

November 16, 2021 Webinar offering helpful tips and best practices to be “bear aware” especially during the fall when bears begin their fattening up period and work to put on enough fat layers to survive wintertime hibernation.

Additional Information and Resources





Bear-Resistant Garbage Cans

  • Bearicuda Basic Bear Resistant Garbage Can; 30-gal.; $129.00 – Buy online

  • Toter Bear Tough Animal Proof/Animal Resistant Garbage Can; 64-gal., with wheels; $299.99 – Buy Online or at Ace Hardware


Bear Spray

  • Counter Assault, 10.2 oz. canister, effective up to 32 feet away; $54.95 Buy Online or Buy at REI

Electric Bear Fencing for Campers, Beehives, Chicken Coops

  • UDAP Electric Bear Fence - Fence encloses a 27'L x 27'W area. It's easy to carry at just 3.7 lbs.; $219.99; Buy at Cabela’s