Bear resistant cans now offered to Issaquah residents


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Bear resistant carts will be availabe to Issaquah residents for only an additional $1.50 a month beginning July 1st. Read more and watch the grizzly bears at Woodland Park Zoo trying to pry open the cans unsuccessfully.

CleanScapes will offer BearSaver containers to Issaquah residents


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The city of Issaquah deserves high marks and praise for including bear resistant containers as part of their contract negotiaions for selecting a waste management company. Effective July 1, 2012 CleanScapes will offer Issaquah residents the BearSaver toters for garbage, …

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First time “hard release” of a cougar in Washington


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  A 140-pound male cougar was too close for comfort, hanging around homes and a school near Enumclaw. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife trapped the animal and then “hard released” the cougar using  Karelian Bear Dogs and shooting  bean bags …

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Hiker stops grizzly with bear spray


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Chris Laing was hiking in Teton Canyon, Wyoming when he encountered a grizzly bear sow with two cubs. The sow was chasing after Laing’s dog when suddenly she headed towards Laing. He used bear spray to deter the bear and managed to …

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Bear resistant trash cans could help in Issaquah


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Following up on recent bear incidents in Issaquah, the Seattle news station King 5 aired a story on June 14, 2011 investigating if Waste Management was planning to take any action. Waste Management was up to the challenge. For the past several months, as …

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White family charged with killing up to five gray wolves


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Bill and Tom White are alleged to have killed a total of five endangered gray wolves on or near their Twisp, Washington property in the area that the Lookout Pack had established residence. One of the wolves shot by the Whites in …

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Woodland Park Zoo’s Bear Affair & Big Howl for Wolves


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It was a sunny,warm day with people standing shoulder to shoulder anxiously waiting to see what  antics the two grizzly bears would do next as they ripped apart a tent, sleeping bag and cooler in search of food in the …

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Grizzlies run amok at zoo’s Bear Affair and Big Howl for wolves


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Come out to Woodland Park Zoo on Saturday June 4th to watch Keema and Denali, 900 pound grizzly bears, run amok a mock campsite and backyard as Chris Morgan, bear ecologist, narrates how intelligent, adaptive and important these awe-inspiring bears are to a healthy ecosystem. …

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Sow and two juveniles seek refuge in a cedar tree


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This past Saturday a resident form Sammamish notified me of three bears hanging out in her neighbor’s tree. I quickly turned my car around and headed to her house. When I arrived, there were five people in the street, heads …

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The City of Issaquah and Waste Management promote bear smart tips


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This spring, Waste Management costumers living in the City of Issaquah are receiving leaflets in their garbage bills that offer tips on living safely in bear country. Grizzly Bear Outreach Project applauds the City of Issaquah, Waste Management, and local residents …

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