VERMONT | Safe Composting in Bear Country: Even suburban residents should avoid attracting bears
VERMONT– Bears in Vermont are thinking ahead to winter and, looking to fatten up, are currently in search of easy calories. Compost can become a bear attractant as with trash bins, bird feeders, and pet food – if not properly managed. Fortunately, Vermonters can minimize conflicts over compost by taking a few extra steps, according to Forrest Hammond, bear project leader with Vermont Fish & Wildlife.
“With more Vermonters choosing to compost, we want to help them prevent any potential problems with bears,” said Hammond.