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IGBC Reviews Signage

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee concluded its annual winter meeting yesterday in Missoula, Montana after discussing a host of issues and activities involving the bear through the multi-state area.  IGBC Spokesman Gregg Losinski says the committee revisited the new signage that was implemented last summer and determined that they had been very successful in the National Parks but still needed some adjustment in their use on National Forests.  Last summer, there were no human fatalities due to grizzly bear conflicts, which Losinski says was possibly influenced by the intensified education program, but also could have been simply a year of good fortune.  Currently, Losinski says the IGBC uses all kinds of media including radio to reach the public.  Because there are so many types of populations to be reached, he says utilizing that variety seems the best approach. Losinski says now, the IGBC members are looking at ways to adjust that educational effort sign usage with specific recreational activities taking place in some National Forest areas.

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