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Grizzly Bear Study Team Leader Talks Radio Collaring [AUDIO]

Grand Teton National Park is currently adjusting how they monitor and enforce wildlife viewing policies for visitors, especially when it comes to grizzly bears. Some viewing areas are being closed and you can no longer view at close range from a sun roof, for example. The restrictions are being met with some grumbling. Certain Jackson Hole resident photographers say there is more to the safety story than just visitor/photographer behavior.

Wild life Photographer, Tom Mangelson, suggests other park and wildlife management practices like the radio collaring of bears, may need review as well.

Inter-agency Grizzly Bear Study Team Leader Chuck Schwartz talks with K2 Radio's Karen Snyder about that  practice as its used in the study of Grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem that includes Grand Teton National Park.

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Grand Teton National Park Defends Elk Reduction Program

A debate continues on the editorial page of the Jackson Hole News and Guide this week. It surrounds a number of issues effecting grizzly bears and certain Grand Teton National Park policies. Kicked off by wildlife photographers, it was featured here on K2 Radio last week in an interview with Jackson Hole Wildlife Photographer, Tom Mangelson. Mangelson takes issue with a number of park policies.  In this next part of a continuing series, K2 Radio's, Karen Snyder, speaks with Grand Teton's Senior Wildlife Specialist who explains the yearly elk reduction program in the park,  a program Mangelson says creates a safety risk for both humans and bears.

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