keeping bears alive

GYC and Idaho Fish and Game team up again to protect sportsmen and wildlife across Idaho

GYC and Idaho Fish and Game team up again to protect sportsmen and wildlife across Idaho

The Idaho Sportsmen Show attracts thousands of guides, outfitters, and sportsmen of all kinds from across the Pacific Northwest to the Expo Idaho center in Boise each year.  Among this year’s crowds, demos, and displays, you could find GYC and Idaho Fish and Game teaming up to bring a fun and educational experience to event attendees: the Idaho Fish and Game bear education trailer and the United State Forest Service’s mechanical bear – the Charger!

GYC, Idaho Fish and Game team up to protect people and grizzly bears in Teton Valley

GYC, Idaho Fish and Game team up to protect people and grizzly bears in Teton Valley

Every summer, Teton Valley Trails and Pathways hosts the WYDAHO Rendezvous Teton Bike Festival, an annual fundraising event that brings hundreds of mountain bikers to Teton Valley.  We thought this would be a great opportunity to provide our mountain biking friends with a fun and educational experience that not only protects them, but also our local grizzly bears: The mechanical charging bear we call the Charger!

GYC, Forest Service cap $1 million, five-year project to keep bears alive and people safe

 GYC, Forest Service cap $1 million, five-year project to keep bears alive and people safe

Millions of visitors who camp and picnic in National Forests in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem can sleep a bit more soundly this summer, knowing that Forest Service campgrounds are being bearproofed - updated with bear-safe bear boxes that keep bears wild and people safe.