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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Hiker’s Death Confirmed as Grizzly Attack

By IGBC Executive Committee Updated on January 18, 2016: On January 6, an interagency Board of Review released their report, ““Fatality of Mr. Lance Crosby from a bear attack on Elephant Back Mountain in Yellowstone National Park on August 6, 2015″” and their recommendations, “Recommendations of the Board of Review, based on the investigation of the […]

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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Patti Sowka recognized for bear-resistant product work

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Patti Sowka recognized for bear-resistant product work MISSOULA At their recent winter meeting in Missoula, the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) met to discuss grizzly bear population recovery. At the meeting, committee members took time to recognize two of their valuable partners who have been helping to reduce human/bear […]

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