WEST GLACIER - Glacier National Park has lifted restrictions on tent camping in the Many Glacier Campground. The park did not capture the grizzly bear involved in the incident, despite trapping efforts.

The park will continue to monitor for unusual grizzly bear behavior in the Many Glacier area. The same bear involved in the Many Glacier

Grizzly bear at Many Glacier Campground, Glacier national park. (NPS Photo, courtesy of D. Hanlon)

Campground incident was reported on the Swiftcurrent Nature Trail several days earlier. At that time the bear was not exhibiting aggressive behavior, but was reportedly unafraid of visitors.

The park takes a proactive approach to food storage, and urges visitors to follow proper food storage protocols to prevent bears from obtaining human food and becoming food conditioned. Over a two day period this last weekend, rangers made 19 contacts for food storage violations, issuing both citations and warnings. They confiscated 12 unattended coolers from parking areas, and moved unattended food to bear boxes at 2 campsites.

The park welcomes bear sighting reports from visitors at ranger stations to help monitor bear activity.