Rio Grande National Forest

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10:04 am
Tue October 29, 2013

iSeeChange: Are Fires a "Rising Threat" for Wildlife?

Credit Randy Hampton/Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Recently on the Almanac, Peter Cullen noticed he hasn't seen many bears in the mountains of New Mexico this year.

Bears are foragers, and Cullen says the lack of piƱon, oak and juniper trees caused them to head down to mountain towns looking for thrown-away leftovers.

That got us thinking about our bear populations here in western Colorado.

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