Fifty Mountain is a strategic crossroads for many backcountry travelers and also a very important habitat for grizzly bears. The potential and history for conflicts is high, and park staff are working to avoid human-bear conflicts. Because of its remote backcountry location, it’s difficult for emergency responders to arrive in a timely manner.
As issues in this area have increased, the need for an on-site person is critical to educate the public and manage visitors’ ongoing issues with medical requests, re-routes, etc., and prevent conflicts with wildlife. This project will outfit and facilitate a host at a strategic backcountry location who will serve to educate hikers while protecting the resident population of Grizzly Bears.
Photo: Walt Landi