The temporary closure of Teklanika Denali Road will take effect on Monday, August 30, a report said.located at Mile 29 on
Several grizzly bears were seen in the Teklanika region over the past month. One subadult was particularly visible around the Teklanika. This behavior warrants wildlife and includes close encounters with visitors.
These bears were not involved in the recentattack which occurred 30 miles west of the Teklanika.
Thewill be for seven days, while the wildlife team from the captures the subadult grizzly. A culvert trap will be placed. This trap will capture the and attach a radio collar. The will then be released onto the grounds.
On-site releases are done in conjunction with other negative stimuli, such as barking dogs, bean bag rounds, cracker shells, and shotgun shots. This causes a negative association between theand this area, which is called a “hard release”.
Themust remain during this operation for the safety of the and visitors.
On Friday, September 3,managers will conduct a reassessment. Teklanika could reopen Monday, September 6, depending on the outcome of the operation. The may close the for a longer period of time if it becomes necessary. It is currently scheduled to close for winter in mid-September.
For more information, anyone who holds Teklanika Denali National Park online for more information about current closures.from August 30 to September 5, should call 800-622-7275. Please visit