The category of "bear attractants" includes bird feeders, garbage, gardens, livestock, orchards, pet foods, and more. A rural lifestyle can create distinct challenges for securing or removing these attractants. We offer free consultations to interested residents to brainstorm ideas to secure attractants before they result in a bear conflict. Unfortunately, conflicts do occur, and we can help with cleaning up attractants, finding temporary or permanent solutions to secure specific bear attractants (bear-resistant containers, electric fencing, etc.), and providing advice so that similar conflicts do not occur in the future.