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‘What have we done to our bears?’ Tahoe’s bear tensions are high this summer

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The San Francisco Chronicle  –

Tahoe is bear country. Anyone who has spent a chunk of time up here has their fair share of bear stories, but this summer, tensions between bears and humans are running especially high. The number of bear-related incidents reported to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in Lake Tahoe are up. In El Dorado County, reports of conflict with bears are double compared to last summer and in Placer County there has been a 25 percent uptick.