- November 7, 2019

Bear-Proof Boxes Installed in Park

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Roads may be closed to visitors in Yellowstone National Park, but that doesn’t mean the work to improve visitor experiences there has stopped. Yellowstone is currently working to install bear-proof food storage boxes in all 1,907 roadside campground sites in the park. These boxes improve visitor safety and promote the conservation of black and grizzly bears by reducing the need to kill bears in management actions. To date, employees and Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps members have installed 943 boxes throughout the park. This project is funded in part by the non-profit Yellowstone Forever.