Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne

Take steps to keep bears out of trouble before it is too late


Kathy Koors

A young grizzly bear gorging on glacier lilies and grass in Swan Valley Campground Bear Ranger Kathy Koors' yard.

Bags of trash littering driveways and streets in Seeley Lake is an all too common sight lately. Missoula Bears reports black and grizzly bears are active in Seeley Lake and are getting into trouble with bird feeders and uncontained garbage. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reminds everyone that attractants should have been secured by April 1 including garbage cans, livestock feed and pet food stored in bear resistant containers, bird feeders put away and livestock secured by an electric fence.

While unsecured attractants have been the main problem in Seeley Lake, Swan Valley Campground Bear...

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