Grand Teton Wildlife - Bear Boxes
Grand Teton Wildlife - Bear Boxes

BEAR BOXES

BEAR-RESISTANT FOOD STORAGE BOXES: Conserving Black and Grizzly Bears

To minimize the possibility of grizzly and black bears acquiring human food, GTNPF has partnered with GTNP to purchase and install bear-resistant food storage boxes in all front-country campsites and picnic areas throughout the park. Bears that become conditioned to seek human foods pose a risk to the safety of park visitors and often need to be trapped and relocated or, in some cases, removed from the population. Since the onset of this effort in 2008, the Foundation has funded the purchase and installation of over 600 bear boxes, helping to keep Grand Teton’s bears wild. In 2022, our goal is to provide another annual increment of fifty-two food storage boxes, getting us closer to helping the park meet their goal of having a bear box in all front-country campgrounds and picnic areas.

Posts About This Initiative

Bear Aware – Be Prepared!

Grizzly and black bears are currently in a phase known as "hyperphagia," which is an increase in feeding activity driven by the biological need to fatten up before going into hibernation for the winter. Bears are intensely feeding on any ...

Help Protect Grand Teton’s Wildlife—Gift a Bear Box!

Looking for a great holiday gift for the wildlife enthusiast in your life? $1,500 funds a bear-resistant food storage box in Grand Teton National Park, with a 3 x 5 inch plaque to acknowledge your special person. They will also ...

Bear Box Program

Bear Boxes: Keeping Bears Wild and Visitors Safe Each summer, Grand Teton's 1,000 frontcountry 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 ...
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