Expand the Bark Ranger Program for Wildlife Viewing and Safety

Gracie monitoring herd of bighorn sheep

Bark Ranger Gracie was an instant success at Logan Pass last summer. More than just a tool to keep habituated sheep and goats out of the parking lot yet still within safe viewing distance, the appeal of a dog with a ranger brings people closer to ask questions and creates a valuable opportunity to talk about safely watching wildlife throughout the park.

This project will train one to two additional wildlife working dog/handler teams to allow expanded coverage and visitor contacts in additional areas of the park, like the Many Glacier Hotel parking lot and the Two Medicine campground. Additional informational signage will be placed in high-use areas, such as park shuttles, restrooms, visitor centers and the park newspaper. Additionally, the park will partner with university professors and high school students from the
area to collect and report on data during wildlife working dog activities to determine the efficacy of this technique in managing habituated wildlife.


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July 6, 2017