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Bear survey seeks info on human  conflict with both black, griz bears

Bear survey seeks info on human conflict with both black, griz bears

Jul 6, 2017 - From staff and wire reports

Residents who have had conflicts with grizzly bears in Wyoming can contribute to a new survey being launched coincidentally to the announced removal of the animal from the federal endangered species list.

Much of Fremont County is considered part of the greater Yellowstone region, which is the defined area for delisting.

The survey aims to collect information about conflicts with both black and grizzly bears in northwestern Wyoming, as well as learn what people know about current bear-related regulations potential strategies to cut down on bear conflicts.

The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance is organizing the survey.

Planners hope the results can be used for writing regulations and in education efforts.

The survey is part of the Wild Neighborhoods program, a coalition of local groups and nonprofits that works to provide residents with information and resources to avoid wildlife conflicts and prepare for wildfire.

Take the survey online at: jhalliance.org/bearsurvey.

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