Grizzly guru tries to defuse human conflicts with bears
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — After cataloging the return of grizzly bear to wild areas of northwest Montana, Tim Manley has spent much of the last three decades trying to help bears and people co-exist.
Both humans and bears have become more numerous and widespread in the region, giving rise to frequent run-ins.
The human-wildlife interface is now so expansive that conflicts emerge close to home and as a result of bird feeders, chicken coops, garbage cans, and other things that attract bears.
Manley says most people call him asking, ‘Why is there a grizzly bear in my backyard and what are you going to do about it?’”
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