VERMONT | Safe Composting in Bear Country: Even suburban residents should avoid attracting bears

12Jul - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



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.

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