Use a Refill Device for Practice Bear Spray Canisters

Why Use a Refill Device for Practice Bear Spray Canisters? Practice Makes Perfect! Bear spray can save lives. Practicing with inert bear spray gives people in bear country a safe way to train for a potential charge. The dilemma is the cost of buying multiple cans of inert bear spray (ranging from $15-$25 per can). […]

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Grizzly Bear Recovery Leadership Meets June 21 -23

MISSOULA – The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC), the multi-agency committee responsible for coordinating the recovery of grizzly bears in the continental United States and adjacent Canadian Provinces will be taking their annual summer meeting to the North Idaho. The IGBC will be meeting at the Kootenai River Lodge in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, starting on […]

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Yellowstone National Park wants you to carry bear spray

May 25, 2016 Yellowstone National Park wants to increase the number of people carrying bear spray through a new engaging, celebrity-filled campaign called “A Bear Doesn’t Care.” Whether you are a hiker, backpacker, angler, photographer, wolf watcher or geyser gazer, the campaign encourages you to carry bear spray – no excuses! “A bear doesn’t care […]

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Non-Resident Bear Hunters Mistakenly Kill Grizzly Bear

Photo of informational postcard by Center for Wildlife Information ISLAND PARK – On the evening of May 5th, a father and son from California were hunting for black bear in Idaho near the Continental Divide above Henrys Lake. The fifteen-year-old son mistakenly shot and killed a nine-year-old male grizzly bear. Upon returning to their family […]

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Coexisting with Grizzly Bears Near Red Rocks Lakes NWR

For grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, connecting to larger populations of bears in the West is key to long-term survival. Biologists at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Montana are working with landowners and partners to ease the bears’ passage while reducing causes of human-bear conflict. The effort to improve human […]

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Bear Spray Recycling

Photo courtesy of Yellowstone Park Foundation Innovative program covers Greater Yellowstone area and Glacier National Park What do you do with an expired bear spray? What if you have sprayed part or all of a canister?  Are you about to board an airplane and need to dispose of a can?  Should you throw away a training spray […]

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Delisting Grizzly Bears in Yellowstone

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Delisting Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Due To Recovery LAKEWOOD, Colo. – In response to the successful recovery of one of the nation’s most iconic animals, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today proposed to remove the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from the Federal Lists of Endangered […]

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A short film about the North Cascades grizzly bear

Wanted: Grizzly Bears? from ChrisMorganWildlife on Vimeo. Ecologist and Filmmaker Chris Morgan produced and narrated this 8-minute video that explains the current status of the North Cascades Recovery Ecosystem grizzly population. The film features interviews with many people visiting or residing in the North Cascades area. “Wanted: Grizzly Bears?” was funded by Washington’s National Park Fund, […]

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