We received an email from the Colorado Parks & Wildlife officer for the Steamboat II, Silver Spur and Heritage Park neighborhoods. He warned that human-bear conflicts ALWAYS pick back up in the fall. So, while there may be a lull in bear visits to your home or neighborhood right now, please stay vigilant! They will likely return! Here's a short video he sent us with tips to bear-proof your home.
There is one or more bears causing problems in the Steamboat II, Heritage Park and Silver Spur neighborhoods. He is getting into trash cans and bird feeders. Please do your part to properly secure your trash. Add deterrents such as ammonia to your trash can to keep him away. The use of electric fencing on a garage door is also quite effective. Also, bring in your bird feeders at night. A fed bear is a dead bear! Here's a flier from the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website about Bearproofing Your Home.
The skunks are active in Steamboat II! Suzie Romig, a Steamboat II resident, has asked us to post this informative flier for all residents to make their property less habitable to the skunks. Click here for more information.