Researchers set to live-trap grizzlies as part of continuing monitoring program at Yellowstone NP

As part of ongoing efforts required under the 2016 Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy to monitor the population of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team and Yellowstone National Park will be conducting scientific grizzly bear and black bear research operations in Yellowstone from August 22 through October 31.

Team members will bait and trap bears at several remote sites within Yellowstone. Once trapped, the bears will be anesthetized to allow wildlife biologists to radio-collar and collect scientific samples for study. All trapping and handling are done in accordance with strict protocols developed by the IGBST.

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