Black Bear Awareness

Do you know what you should do if you encounter a black bear? View the safety tips and video below. As a reminder, if you see a black bear immediately call the Chatham Township Police Department at 973-377-0100 and report bear damage, nuisance behavior or aggressive bears to the DEP Hotline at 1-877-WARN-DEP (1-877-927-6337).

If You Encounter a Bear

West Milford Fatal Bear Attack

Bear Safety Tips

Bear Proof Garbage Cans

Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy

Know the Bear Facts - Black Bears in New Jersey

Status Report On the Implementation of the
2015 Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy
January 4, 2018


Black Bear Damage and Nuisance and Black Bear Policy
Presentation - September 26, 2015

Black Bear Activity Reports

Black Bears Facts for Kids

Bear Facts for Homeowners

Garbage Management

Bear-Resistant Trash Container Manufacturers

Black Bear Safety Podcast

Black Bear Management Policy Status Report