Grizzlies being trapped in Grand Teton

National Park biologists in cooperation with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team will conduct capture operations within Grand Teton National Park starting today to November 1.
When bear trapping activities are being conducted, the area around the site will be posted with bright warning signs to inform the public of the activities. For the bear’s and your safety, park visitors must stay out of the posted areas.
Park biologists will bait and trap grizzlies according to protocol.
Then they are sedated, collared, and sampled then are allowed to fully recover and are released onsite.
The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team was established in 1973 to monitor and research grizzlies in the ecosystem on an interagency basis.
The team includes representatives from the National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribal Fish and Game Department, and officials from the states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.
Information about grizzly bear research and monitoring is available from the IGBST website: https://www.usgs.gov/science/interagency-grizzly-bear-study-team.
 
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