Be Bear Aware: Grizzly Maulings in Yellowstone National Park, 2005-2011
- Aug 07, 2011
- Animal attacks; GIS; Grizzlies; Yellowstone National Park
- Yellowstone National Park experienced seven bear maulings -- including one fatality -- between 2005 and summer 2011. The author obtained GPS coordinates of the attacks and mapped them using ArcGIS software. The map revealed a concentration of bear-related injuries between Old Faithful geyser and Yellowstone Lake. The author surmised that the influx of visitors to these landmarks increased the likelihood of bear encounters.
- The project was completed as part of LIS 875: GIS in Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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