Bear-proof cans required in Jackson

Its now official in what just bearly became law Monday night, a new claws in the Town of Jackson’s Rules now require a bear-proof garbage can is some parts of town.
The Town Council approved an ordinance that mandates the use of bear-resistant containers in what are called bear-conflict zones inside the city limits.
The zones consist of land adjacent to public lands on Snow King Mountain, Hidden Ranch, and Indian Trails.
Bear-resistant containers are self-locking and certified by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee. A list of certified bear-resistant containers and dumpsters is available on the IGBC website.