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Contact: Jami Belt, 907-983-9228
Skagway – Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in partnership with the Skagway Police Department (SPD), Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), and Parks Canada will host a community bear presentation on Thursday, April 26 at 5:00pm at the Skagway Traditional Council.
The program will include an hour presentation on several bear topics of interest to the community, hands-on demonstrations, and a half-hour question and answer session with agency contacts.
Presentation topics include:
- bear biology
- preventing bear encounters and food conditioning
- how to report bear sightings and concerns
- electric fencing resources from the state of Alaska, SPD, National Park Service, and Parks Canada
The April community program is part of a proactive strategy developed by the Skagway Interagency Bear Team including enhanced partner training, public presentations to increase awareness, and ongoing planning. Community presentations, along with the ongoing collaboration among the park, SPD, ADF&G, and Parks Canada, help ensure that response personnel and the public are working together to protect wildlife and the visiting public in bear country.