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Erin Edge

Rockies and Plains Representative
Erin has been working with communities in Western Montana to reduce bear-human conflicts through outreach and proactive projects for more than a decade.

Posts By: Erin Edge

Coexisting with Grizzly Bears »

Grizzly bears were once numerous, ranging across North America from California to the Great Plains, and from Mexico all the way up into Alaska. As with many species, westward expansion, human transformation of the landscape, and fear led to near-eradication of grizzly bears in the continental United States. When the grizzly bear was listed under… Read more »

Grizzly bear, © Bill Keeting

Too Tough for Bears »

Bear-resistant trash cans and other tools can make the difference between a bear being captured or killed, and a bear passing by on its way to more safely-obtained natural food. But what exactly makes a container bear-resistant?

grizzly with cubs, © Robbie George/NGS

Springing into Bear Season »

As the first grizzly bear tracks of spring show up in the mountains of Montana, Idaho, Washington and Wyoming, we are working on everything from a securing garbage to defending habitat in National Forests.