By Jean Pocha

Bear Awareness field day held


November 17, 2022

Elaine Caton

Students learn how radio tracking is used to learn more about bear movement from Amber Kornak of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Hooper Park in Lincoln was a hot spot for bear studies Sept. 28. Living safely in bear country was taught through four stations covering safe camping, guardian dogs, bear identity and personal safety. Eighty K-12 Lincoln students attended and rotated through the stations.

"With more bear activity and more people getting out exploring, we're trying to find ways to keep people safe, keep bears wild and minimize conflicts," said Elaine Caton, Education Coordinator for Blackfoot Challenge, who hosted the workshop.

A camp site showcasing proper attractant storage with a focus on keeping attracta...

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