SNOW STORM PREPAREDNESS AND PLANNING: SNOW REMOVAL PLANS
Please click here for Calaveras County Winter Preparedness information from the County's point of view. They work very hard, and have many roads to clear. Please, be patient and be kind, we've had one heck of a winter, which was badly needed.
BLACK BEAR SIGHTINGS IN SNOWSHOE SPRINGS ASSOCIATION:
I have been notified by homeowners that there seem to be more bear sightings in the association grounds lately. Please be aware and be careful. Here is a VERY useful brochure for all homeowners on what to do if you encounter a bear and also what to do to prevent a bear from entering your home. The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America. It is the continent’s smallest and most widely distributed bear species, estimated to be twice that of all other bear species combined. Black bears are omnivores; their diets varying greatly depending on season and location. They typically live in large forested areas between 2,500 and 6,500 feet, but will leave forests in search of food. Black bears enter their dens in October and November, but prior to that time, they put on up to 30 pounds of body fat to get them through the seven months during which they fast. Black bears are opportunistic eaters. Most of their diet consists of grasses, roots, berries and insects. Although an adult bear is quite capable of killing a human, American black bears typically avoid confrontations with mankind. Black bear confrontations with humans are usually limited to mock charges, emitting blowing noises and swatting the ground with their fore-paws.