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Karsky, Dick ; Barber, Kim ; Gookin, John ; Kees, Gary ; Claar, Jim . 2007. Specifications for Portable Electric Fence Systems as Potential Alternative Methods for Food Storage. 0723 2305P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 10 p.

If a portable electric fence system is to be used as an alternative method for storing food, garbage, and other bear attractants (such as horse feed), it must be approved by the land manager where it is used. Special orders have been issued in the Northern Continental Divide and Greater Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Ecosystems that require food, garbage, and other attractants to be stored in a bear-resistant manner. Those ecosystems include portions of national forests near Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. This tech tip provides specifications for portable electric mesh fences and energizers for this use and how they must be installed.

Keywords: backcountry, black bears, camping, energizers, food, garbage, grizzly bears, refuse, regulations, storage, Ursidae

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