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By Kasey Rahn
UM News Service 

UM research suggests social factors important for human-wildlife coexistence


Game Cam, Rob Green, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

A bear visits the dumpster at the Seeley Lake Chicken Coop within the last couple of weeks. Residents are encouraged to share their game cam footage with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to help them identify individual bears and track their movements through the valley. Please send footage to Rob Green at; Jamie Jonkel at or 406-544-1447; or Sydney Young at or 406-210-1299. Please make sure to include the exact location of the image/video, date and timestamp.

MISSOULA – In bear country, it's normal to find bruins munching down on temptations left out by humans – from a backyard apple tree to leftovers in the trash bin – but these encounters can cause trouble for humans and bears alike. One method to reduce human-bear conflicts is to secure attractants like garbage and livestock feed.

While effective when implemented, this approach requires people to change their behavior, and that makes things a little more complicated.

University of Montana researchers recently published a new study in the Journal of Wildlife Management analyzing why land...

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