Home » Bridger Teton National Forest »Jackson Hole »State of Wyoming » Currently Reading:

New Bear Boxes Placed Around Forest

bear box

Mister Ranger is getting some help from the Sierra Club to keep bears, whether or not they are smarter than average, away from human food sources.  As part of ongoing ‘bear aware’ work, Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the partnership has placed bear-proof food storage containers at campsites on the Forest at Bailey Creek, Pacific Creek, Toppings Lake Road, Lost Lake Road, Shadow Mountain and Horsetail Creek.  She says the forest has limited availability of the boxes which are available at certain areas like designated campsites and now these funded by the Sierra Club.  Cernicek says, “Regardless, we do encourage people to carry bear-resistant containers with them; even when hiking in areas where bear boxes are available because those bear boxes could be full, could be used by other users especially in some of our more busy areas. The boxes should help stem a growing problem as the grizzly bear population continues to grow and there is more competition for food.  This can bring them into close proximity to people and create opportunities for conflict.  Cernicek says conflicts between humans and bears of any kind are by far the main cause of bear deaths.  She adds that those conflicts that could be avoided with proper storage and precautions by forest users.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014
    Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]
  • Cowboy Running Back Ready For His New Role [AUDIO] - October 29, 2014
    Wyoming freshman running back Brian Hill figured he would get some carries this season.  And in week one, Hill was able to put in a couple of key runs in a win over Montana.  But for the most part, it’s been spot time for the first-year Cowboys.  But, with injuries to D.J. May and now […]
  • Mild & Windy Conditions Expected - October 29, 2014
    A ridge of high pressure will strengthen and remain settled over the state of Wyoming on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies with mainly dry weather conditions for the end of the work week.  Winds, however, will be strong on Wednesday and Friday with gusts between 30 and 45 mph.  Wind […]
  • Test new gear before you buy it - October 29, 2014
    Don’t just buy your gear because it looks good. Buy it only if it fits you properly. Hiking boots that don’t fit you well will give you blisters, and you’ll spend your entire trip sitting around in camp, dreading the walk back out. A backpack that isn’t the right size or shape for your back […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin