Preventing bears from obtaining human food is one of the top priorities of Yellowstone’s wildlife managers. Bears that gain access to human food eventually become more aggressive towards humans, and may need to be removed from the population.
Fortunately, there is a solution. Installing bear-proof food storage boxes in Yellowstone’s roadside campgrounds improves visitor safety and prevents bears from accessing human food. With the help of generous supporters, Yellowstone Forever has already funded the installation of more than 440 bear boxes in the park.
More than 960 bear boxes are still needed to meet the park’s goal to provide a box in every campground site.
Yellowstone Forever offers the unique opportunity for you to help by sponsoring a bear box in the park. Gifts of any amount toward this important effort are greatly needed and sincerely appreciated. Any gift you make, no matter the size, makes a huge impact in ensuring the safety of visitors to Yellowstone and the bears who call Yellowstone home. With a gift of $35 or more you will receive all of the great benefits of being a Yellowstone Forever supporter. Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you are playing a direct role in protecting Yellowstone’s magnificent bears.
For each $1,500 in donations, Yellowstone will install a bear box in a park campground. Contributors of a full $1,500 Bear Box Sponsorship will receive their name, or group’s name, engraved on a 4″ x 6″ plate that is permanently affixed to a bear box in a Yellowstone campground.
If you have questions about sponsoring a bear box, please contact J.D. Davis at JDDavis@yellowstone.org.