Tag: brown bears

ADF&G: As long as Sitkans keep setting the table (with tempting trash), brown bears will keep sitting at it

ADF&G biologist Steve Bethune doesn't refer to these animals as "problem bears." “Because they're just bears being bears," he says. "It's actually people that are the problem. And the bears are using the intelligence that they've been created with, and all their resources, and they have to do the best they can with whatever they can just to survive.” Read More

Video: Bear in mind, spring is here!

Trailcam videographer Hugh Bevan has a knack for reminding us that spring is not just about herring and sunshine -- local brown bears are perking up. In this "highlight reel" from the past five years, Bevan captures bears at their best: Roaming the wild country around Sitka completely undisturbed by the concealed trailcam. Read More

Sitka bear task force tackles ‘trash caches’

The Sitka Bear Task Force has organized work parties to tackle several bear caches -- the places around town where brown bears have been dragging garbage bags over the years, to sort through their loot undisturbed. Alaska Department of Fish & Game biologist Phil Mooney says cleaning up these so-called “trash caches” is no small job. “Over the years you’ll get some places where you’ll have 2 and 3 pickup loads of material that’s piled back in there,” he says. Read More

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Sitka Tribe hires Lawrence SpottedBird as general manager. Four running for president of Tlingit-Haida Central Council. Sitka Bear Task Force to clean up brown bear garbage caches. Sitka Historical Museum opens newest exhibit. Juneau jury starts deliberations in 17-year-old Yakutat murder case. Read More

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