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By Andi Bourne

Living with bears comes full circle in the Swan Valley


April 16, 2020

Kathy Koors

Baby Holland, a black bear that Kathy Koors named after repeatedly seeing him in Owl Creek Packer Camp last summer.

SWAN VALLEY – There is a new ranger who will be making the rounds in the Swan Valley this spring and summer visiting campgrounds and dispersed sites helping to educate the public about living responsibly with bears. While the Swan Valley Bear Ranger Kathy Koors is new to the position this summer, she has been the heartbeat behind the position's existence since it started more than 13 years ago. The reinstatement of the position has also gone full circle bringing the first two bear rangers in the Swan Valley back in partnership to support the position.

In the mid 2000s, there were growing...

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