By Henry Netherland

Restaurant receives new bear resistant fence


September 9, 2021

Henry Netherland, Pathfinder

A Missoula Resource Advisory Committee grant helped fund a new fence intended to prevent bears from entering the dumpster near The Filling Station.

SEELEY LAKE - A new bear-resistant structure was recently erected near The Filling Station in order to prevent bears from scavenging through their dumpster.

The materials were funded as part of a $15,000 grant from the Missoula Resource Advisory Committee. Other portions of the funding went towards an electric fence at The Ice Cream Place. It was completed earlier in the summer.

Blackfoot Challenge Volunteer Vance Russell was contracted to do the labor. He began Tuesday, Aug. 24. First, he installed a concrete pad which is six inches off the ground. The intent is to prevent bears from diggi...

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