Bear-resistant food storage boxes: a popular program that allows supporters to help shape visitor behavior and increase food storage compliance—a key to safe human/wildlife coexistence and the maintenance of wild bear and other scavenger populations.


BEAR BOXES: Keeping Bears Wild and Visitors Safe

Each summer, Grand Teton’s 1,000 front-country campsites fill with visitors from near and far. Now that both black and grizzly bears frequent most areas in the park, it is more important than ever for campers to properly store food and toiletries. Bear-resistant food storage lockers, or bear boxes, are high-quality metal enclosures, spacious enough to fit your largest ice chest. People can open them with ease, yet bears cannot, making these boxes an incredibly effective tool that keeps bears from associating humans as a means to access food.

By funding a bear box, you can help the park succeed in outfitting each of its drive-up, front-country camping, and picnic sites with these durable lockers. They also make great gifts! Recognize your friends, colleagues, or family members in a unique way by dedicating a box in their honor. We’ll send your gift recipient a teddy bear along with information regarding the importance of bear boxes and the location of yours. Plaque recognition is available.


You can fund an entire bear box with recognition for $1,500, or partially fund a box with a gift amount of your choice.

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