New BearWise Guest Checklist and Lodging Safety Tips Now Available

BearWise Lodging Safety Tips and Guest ChecklistBears belong in bear country. Bears don’t belong in trash containers, picnic grounds, swimming pools, vehicles, buildings and lodging. Two new fact sheets from BearWise will help lodging providers and their guests keep bears where they belong and out of where they don’t.

The Be BearWise Guest Checklist is organized into seven categories and emphasizes safely stashing the trash, discouraging bear break-ins and why feeding bears is so dangerous. There are tips on cookouts, outdoor safety and what to do if you encounter a bear and important precautions for people traveling with dogs.

The BearWise Lodging Safety Tips Fact Sheet is packed with valuable information on how to be a BearWise host, useful tips for training staff and educating guests from reservation to checkout, how to bear-proof your property (did you know bears can open car doors and French doors?), and links to other useful resources.

Who’s using: Short-term rentals, resorts, camps, clubs, homeowner associations, visitor centers, parks and forests, outdoor educators, libraries, NGOs.

Benefits:  Help guests have a safe vacation, go home with happy memories and be inspired to post great reviews. Help staff do a better job of dealing with constant guest turnover and ongoing maintenance. Avoid messy cleanups and prevent expensive property damage. And feel good about helping to keep bears wild.

Cost & Format: Free, print-ready PDF (2 pages)

Where to Find: Download


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