The mission of Swan Valley Bear Resources (SVBR) is to offer community resources to promote coexistence between people and bears. SVBR is a working group formed by a collaborative effort between local non-profit conservation organizations and community members in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks (FWP), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and other natural resource entities. The purpose of this collaborative effort is to pool resources, experience and expertise, and to address bear conflicts on private and public property in the Swan Valley.


Swan Valley Bear Newsletters:

Swan Valley Bear Resources' 2016 Annual Report (PDF)

Luke Lamar, luke@svconnections.org
Adam Lieberg, adam@svconnections.org
Rick Yates, Swan Valley Bear Ranger, richardeyates02@fs.fed.us


If you have a bear conflict contact:

For emergencies dial 911

Grizzly Bear Management Specialist
Grizzly Bear Conflict Resolution Coordinator
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Kalispell (R-1)
cell: 406.250.1265
home office:  406.892.0802
FWP R-1 office: 406.752.5501

Black Bear & Mountain Lion Specialist
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Kalispell (R-1)
cell:  406.250.0062
home office:  406.756.1776
FWP R-1 office: 406.752.5501

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