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VIDEO: Protecting Grand Teton’s Wildlife One Bear Jam at a Time

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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The park’s team of highly trained volunteers, known as the Wildlife Brigade, manages traffic and crowds during roadside wildlife jams, helping to ensure the safety of the park’s wildlife and visitors. The group also patrols campsites and picnic areas for unsecured food and other attractants, sharing bear safety and other information with visitors in the process. Foundation resources advance this program and produce messaging and training geared toward visitor education and safety.

With the start of the busy summer season, it is important to remember to give wildlife the respect they deserve while viewing them in their natural habitat. Whether you are in your vehicle or on foot, you must maintain a distance of at least 100 yards from bears and wolves, and 25 yards from all other wildlife.

Watch the video to learn more about what it is like to work on the Wildlife Brigade and how this dedicated group of volunteers helps protect Grand Teton's species.