All they had to do was stop feeding them! It would seem obvious, but it seems to have taken 40 years to figure it out.

Read about it in the Summit Daily News.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

2 Responses to Colorado rural area solves its chronic bear problem simply.

  1. Kalanu says:

    That article requires a subscription. I would like to hear more about this if anyone can fill me in.

    That’s odd. When I first posted it, a subscription page didn’t come up. Maybe it was one of those web site’s that have free stories up for only a few hours as teasers before then move them. Ralph Maughan

  2. Buffaloed says:

    Here is a link to the communitie’s website:

    This sounds like something my area could use. The problem isn’t as chronic as Crystal Lake’s but bears do occasionally get into garbage around here.


September 2006


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey