Bear Smart Month
Whereas, July marks the height of the tourist season in Lake City and is traditionally the beginning of bear activity throughout town; and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper to officially recognize that it is the responsibility of ALL Lake City residents, visitors and businesses to reduce bear and human conflicts by eliminating human-food sources because it brings the undesired consequence of threatened public safety and in the end, results in the death of our amazing black bears; and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper to officially recognize the importance of protecting our magnificent wildlife resource; and
Whereas, eliminating conflicts with bears will require the entire community’s involvement to learn and practice bear smart habits, and educate others who live and vacation in bear country.
NOW, THEREFORE, I Bruce Vierheller, Mayor of Lake City, Colorado do hereby proclaim the month of July, 2013 to be