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GPS collar will track bear's movements, help educate community

...for the next six weeks, wildlife education specialist Kristen Romanoff said. "She's already a (garbage) food-conditioned bear," Romanoff said, explaining that the mature female bear was caught last year and released into the wild after...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073003/loc_gpsbear.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Juneau's garbage bear problem is a public safety problem and an ethical challenge. I applaud the Empire editorial of Friday, Aug. 4. Over the years there have been many efforts and excellent suggestions on how to deal with the garbage bear problem.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081300/Ope_let.shtml
Group delivers signatures to get bear baiting ban on ballot

...of black bears killed. "There is no evidence of a correlation between black bear baiting and occurrence of food-conditioned bears near human habitation," the agency said in its information sheet. Bruce Bartley, a spokesman with Fish and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010904/sta_bearbait.shtml
News
Use tourism dollars to deal with bear problem

Juneau's garbage bear problem is a public safety problem and an ethical challenge. I applaud the Empire editorial of Friday, Aug. 4. Over the years there have been many efforts and excellent suggestions on how to deal with the garbage bear p

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081300/Ope_let.html
Opinion
National Park Service proposes to counteract state hunting changes

...last thing the Park Service wants is food-conditioned grizzly bears roaming around the park, Fister said."Food-conditioned bears are a lot more likely to become problem animals," she said. "Allowing hunters to bait brown bears certainly...

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State
The difference between a 'habituated' bear and a 'food-conditioned' bear

For years I have been hearing about all the problems "habituated" bears cause. This confuses me because I regularly work around habituated bears and they rarely cause my coworkers or me any problems at all.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101101/Out_bears.shtml
Out
Baiting bears is bad for Alaska

...negligent feeding of bears through improperly stored garbage and food. As a result of these efforts, the number of food-conditioned bears killed in the Anchorage area has greatly decreased. Training bears to eat human food is a bad idea for everyone...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101904/let_20041019021.shtml
Opinion
My Turn: Bear baiting is not necessary for proper game management

...the state's hunting regulations that results in food conditioned bears is unwise and totally inconsistent with these statements...urban area that is already struggling to resolve food conditioned bears from improper garbage storage. The constricted...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102604/opi_20041026015.shtml
Opinion
Bear killed in Wrangell-St. Elias

...the campers' food, which had not been properly stored. Park personnel said the improper storage has led to food-conditioned bears in the area, prompting officials to close the basin seven miles northwest of Kennecott. Authorities said there...

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