The human-bear conflict over the summer and fall has created the impression that bears and people play on opposing teams in this environment. This video from Hugh Bevan shows another side of Sitka’s bears.
Stephen Bethune is the new area wildlife management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Sitka. He replaced longtime biologist Phil Mooney, who retired earlier this year. KCAW’s Katherine Rose spent some time with Bethune to see how he’s adjusting to life in Sitka.