Front Country Interactions

Both Grizzlies and tourists are considered when managing wildlife in Denali National Park and Preserve. Pat Owen, wildlife biologist, National Park Service, explains. Stephan P. Zacharias, living history interpreter, recounts his bear encounter.

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Grizzlies — Grizzlies in Denali National Park and Preserve are a magnificent sight for any visitor. The park has regulated its grizzly bear population since 1988 – one of the longest running studies of grizzly bears in the wild. For 20 years, National Park Service wildlife biologist Patricia Owen has been on task in Denali, running bear... Read More >