• Brown bears gathering to feast on sockeye salmon.

    Bears

Get Involved

Boy touching brown bear statue in visitor center exhibit

A young visitor checks out the exhibits at the Denali National Park and Preserve visitor center.

NPS photo

We all have a role to play in helping to ensure the future of bears across the United States. You can do your part at home, by making your home bear friendly and minimizing potential conflicts, and at parks, by staying safe while exploring the outdoors. Some parks and their partners offer opportunities for citizen-scientists to participate in projects that help managers learn about bears and the best ways to manage them. Explore those opportunities in the pages that follow.