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Increased human-bear interactions prompt order

Visitors to the Superior National Forest, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Area, will need to store food properly to help protect wild bears and humans. This food storage order is the result of increases in human-bear interactions with negative outcomes.

Superior National Forest wildlife biologist Cheron Ferland said a new bear action plan implemented this year, easing how bear sightings can be reported, has likely led to more eyewitness sightings "but this by itself doesn't account for the increase. It's also because there are more visitors on the landscape and the fact tha...