CONFLICT PREVENTION PROJECT:

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Removing bear attractants along the Little Blackfoot Valley and Rocky Mountain Front.

Grizzly bear in sagebrush
Photo of Montana prairie and fence

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks PROJECT BRIEF

We partner with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks on everything from conservation easements to habitat restoration projects. More often than not, they’re also the state’s first responders when grizzlies and people are having trouble staying out of each other’s way.

This year, we’re teaming up on two coexistence efforts with FWP—a program to quickly recycle livestock carcasses (a frequent bear attractant) in the Little Blackfoot Valley and one to equip agricultural producers on the Rocky Mountain Front with trail cameras and nonlethal equipment to scare bears away from high-risk areas.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

  • State wildlife agency works to promote coexistence across Montana
  • Frequent Vital Ground partner on both habitat protection and conflict prevention
  • Little Blackfoot Valley program will improve recycling of livestock carcasses, a frequent bear attractant
  • Rocky Mountain Front program will equip landowners with nonlethal resources to scare bears from potential problem areas