On Saturday afternoon, people gathered in front of the stage behind the Northern Lights Saloon for a Bear Fair. There were booths, demonstrations of electric fencing and bear spray, speakers, face painting for children, and costumed bears roaming around posing for pictures with participants. The event was held to educate landowners and visitors about bear… Read More »
Bears keep Glacier National Park staff busy Several bear-related incidents inside Glacier National Park have led staff to move some animals and make changes in the status of some of the campgrounds. According to information from the Park, bear activity resulted in the closure of the Hole in the Wall backcountry campground while the Many… Read More »
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Grizzly Bear Detected on Montana Side of the Bitterroots Fish & Wildlife – Region 2 A male grizzly bear with a GPS tracking collar was detected in a remote area of Montana’s Bitterroot National Forest about 15 miles west of Stevensville before moving back into Idaho early this week.
Recreation Hot, Delisting Cold For Goverment’s Grizzly Conversations Planned races on trails in the heart of Northwest Montana’s grizzly habitat are reigniting a debate over adventure sports like mountain biking and ultrarunning in bear country. The 50-kilometer Whitefish Trail ultramarathon and the Foy’s to Blacktail Trail Marathon are one-day events located in Flathead National Forest.
Conservation Group Hopes to Stop Flathead Foot Races – Flathead Beacon A local conservation group is opposing two foot races planned to take place on existing trails because, its chairman argues, the respective courses track through grizzly bear habitat and create a safety hazard, even as event organizers say they selected the front-country routes specifically… Read More »
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks :: Montana WILD to host bear awareness training Join Sara Sylte, bear education specialist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the U.S. Forest Service, on July 18 at Montana WILD to learn how to avoid having a bear encounter and what to do if you do encounter a bear.
Grizzly Augmentation Improving Genetics of Cabinet-Yaak Bears – Flathead Beacon A groundbreaking grizzly bear augmentation program in the Cabinet-Yaak recovery area is producing degrees of success as researchers document new offspring from the transplanted bears. According to Wayne Kasworm, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grizzly manager in Libby, seven new augmentation offspring were identified… Read More »