Join the ABR Membership Program Today

For the past twenty-one years, our friends have helped Appalachian Bear Rescue give orphaned and injured black bear cubs a second chance at life in the wild. To date, we’ve cared for over 295 bears because compassionate people like you are kind enough to help. But to help bears in the future, we need to educate the public about them today. We believe that learning about bears and other wildlife will lead to better coexistence and a reduction in the number of bears who come to us because of avoidable human-bear conflict.

To that end, we have tripled the size of our Visitor and Education Center at Trillium Cove. The expansion allows us to offer more classes, host more guided hikes, bring in guest speakers and gives our curators a venue to communicate directly with the public. We want you to be a part of this exciting new chapter in the ABR story.

Please consider joining our new Membership Program. Individual and Family Memberships are available.  You’ll receive a membership card, a weatherproof ABR logo decal, and free access to most classes and events offered at our Trillium Cove Visitor and Education Center.  We also send a monthly email newsletter with information about upcoming events and activities and an update on our cubs.  Membership is good for one year from the date you sign up.  We will send email notifications to remind you to renew. Class schedules are available our our website  As a Member, you will know that you help to give orphaned and injured bear cubs their second chances at life in the wild where they belong.

Knowledge is the key to peaceful coexistence. Your Appalachian Bear Rescue membership will support our efforts to promote public awareness to keep people and bears safe.  

Please help us help bears.