Proper food storage in picnic areas and campgrounds is critically important for the welfare of park bears and the safety of park visitors. This is probably the most important safety message we provide in the park.
This project will provide high quality signs about appropriate food storage and human etiquette in bear country for every public picnic table in the park. Currently, the park has a paper sign that is stapled to each table. These are quickly removed by campers or the wind, look unprofessional, and do not communicate this important information in an effective manner.
These improved signs will help reduce improper food storage and protect inquisitive bears from “getting into trouble” in park picnic areas and campgrounds.