Officials want more bear safety signs in the Boise National Forest

The Boise National Forest would like to add more bear safety signs to its campgrounds.

BNF announced Tuesday it’s applying for grant funding from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation to improve bear safety signage at a number of campgrounds and picnic areas across the forest.

CBS 2 reports the forest is asking for money from the Department’s Recreational Vehicle Fund.

“Improved bear awareness at developed recreation sites will inform forest visitors how to safely enjoy the outdoors while sharing the landscape with bears,” BNF said. “Signage will focus on food storage and waste management guidance. Developed recreation sites with past nuisance bear problems are prioritized for the signage.”

 

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