Day: April 21, 2017

Skagway group shares information about living in bear country

Increased bear activity near Skagway last year motivated a few different local departments to come together to promote bear safety. Now, the Skagway Interagency Bear Team is hosting an educational program about the animals and their behavior. With melting snow and warmer spring temperatures come bears. “They are awake, they are out, and they’re hungry,” says Ben Hayes, chief of interpretation and education at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway. The Park Service, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and the local police department make up the Skagway Interagency Bear Team. “It’s really just important to...

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