Post by Greg Stamper on May 10, 2013 23:46:31 GMT -5
For Immediate Release Contact: Kimberly Morgan 859-745-3100
Forest Service issues food storage order due to bears
WINCHESTER, Ky., May 10, 2013 – With a growing population of black bears in eastern Kentucky, the Daniel Boone National Forest has issued a food storage order for campers and other visitors. The order is applicable forest-wide.
“Our highest priority is public safety,” said Forest Supervisor Frank Beum. “Our visitors can help ensure their safety by not allowing bears to have access to human food or garbage.”
Campers in developed sites must store food, garbage and other odorous items that may attract bears in a bear-resistant container, inside their vehicle, or in an enclosed hard-body trailer.
Backcountry campers must suspend food, garbage and odorous items at least 10 feet off the ground and four feet away from any tree or pole.
All food leftovers and trash must be properly disposed of in a bear-resistant trash receptacle or other container where provided by the Forest Service. The burning or burying of food trash is prohibited.
Odorous items that may attract bears include food, garbage, soap, toothpaste and other scented substances.
In Kentucky, it is against the law to intentionally or unintentionally feed a bear. The public should report nuisance bears and any bear exhibiting aggressive behavior by calling 1-800-25-ALERT.
Kimberly Morgan Public Affairs Specialist Daniel Boone National Forest 1700 Bypass Road Winchester, KY 40391 859-745-3107
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