GYC, partners bearproof final campground of the 2016 season

Sometimes you just need to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty for conservation. On a recent wintry day in Jackson (WY), GYC joined with the Bridger-Teton Wilderness Crew and the Teton Conservation District to install a bear box at the Atherton Creek Campground.

Keeping bears wild and people safe. GYC Wildlife Program Coordinator Chris Colligan (center, black jacket) works with the Bridger-Teton Wilderness Crew and the Teton Conservation District to install a bear box in a public campground southeast of Grand Teton National Park. (Photo GYC.)


Keeping bears wild and people safe. GYC Wildlife Program Coordinator Chris Colligan (center, black jacket) works with the Bridger-Teton Wilderness Crew and the Teton Conservation District to install a bear box in a public campground southeast of Grand Teton National Park. (Photo GYC.)

This 20-site campground near Lower Slide Lake is one of 164 campgrounds in the ecosystem that will be "bear-proofed" in our partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.

Grizzly bears are on the move between the Gros Ventre Wilderness and Grand Teton. Our work to bearproof Atherton Creek Campground is part of our mission to keep bears alive and people safe. (Google Map.)

Grizzly bears are on the move between the Gros Ventre Wilderness and Grand Teton. Our work to bearproof Atherton Creek Campground is part of our mission to keep bears alive and people safe. (Google Map.)

GYC has one more year in the partnership to buy the remaining bear boxes, and in the next two years we'll install the remaining boxes with our partners. 

Our work on the Bridger-Teton in Wyoming this year has been funded through the generous contributions towards this project by the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust and Teton Conservation District.

We thank them -- and you -- for supporting our work to keep grizzly bears alive!

-- Chris Colligan, Wildlife Program Coordinator