Do not feed bears or other wild animals. Bears that become accustomed to human food and garbage lose their natural fear of humans, which may lead to the injury of a person or euthanasia of the bear. Feeding other wild animals will attract bears. You may also be cited by law enforcement for feeding wildlife.
Dispose of garbage properly. Litter and overflowing garbage cans provide bears with an endless source of food and teach them that being in human-occupied areas is easier than searching for natural foods. If a public garbage receptacle is overflowing, do not use it. Pack your garbage out. If you see an overflowing receptable, please report it to the proper authority. Vacationers should not put garbage out on curbside before collection day.
Never approach bears or cubs. Leave bears alone. Do not impose for sightseeing or photo taking purposes. Always keep a safe distance. Bears are wild animals and can be unpredictable -- even dangerous.
Prevent vehicle break-ins. Always remove any scented items from your vehicle, including items, such as food wrappers, sunscreen, lip balm, hand lotion and scented air fresheners. Be sure to always lock your vehicle and close the windows. Keep in mind eating in the car leaves lingering food odors that attracts bears.