With federal protection, grizzly bears may be doing better in the greater Yellowstone area, but more is needed to make sure they’re out of the woods, the Bozeman (Mont.) Daily Chronicle reported.
This summer, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition teamed with the U.S. Forest Service to install bear-proof storage boxes in every public campground in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem over the next three years.
It’s no small undertaking with more than 160 campgrounds in five national forests surrounding Yellowstone National Park.
But after a 2010 incident in a campground near Cooke City where a family of grizzly bears mauled two people and killed a third, the forest service decided that some changes were needed.
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