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Thu, Jun 29, 2006
Keeping Bears Hungry
This skills program is a look at the arms race between campers and bears in Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. How should you protect your food from bears?
We include excerpts from interviews with Tori Seher, the wildlife biologist in charge of human/bear management at Yosemite National Park, and Laurel Boyers, the Wilderness Manager at Yosemite. They talk about the history of keeping bears from camper's food in the Sierra Nevada, and the destructive effect that human food has on Yosemite's bears. They also give advice on dealing with bear encounters.
You can find out more about bears in the Sierra Nevada and the site SierraWildBear.GOV, which is jointly operated by the park service and the forest service.
The interviews with Tori Seher and Laurel Boyers were recorded for a future show we're still working on. But we thought it would be a good time of the year to remind you to be bear-aware right now. We're taking a travel break, and the next show will be in at least two weeks from now.