- Associated Press - Sunday, June 7, 2015

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A study led by a wildlife biologist says a proposed multiuse pathway shouldn’t be added to Moose-Wilson Road because of the potential for interactions between humans and bears.

Jackson Hole News and Guide reports (http://bit.ly/1HUs6iZ ) that the 82-page report from British Columbia wildlife biologist Grant MacHutchon says the pathway could be dangerous for humans and have an impact on grizzly habitat.

Grand Teton National Park commissioned the study and will consider it when making a final decision about the pathway.

The study recommends that if the pathway must be built, it should be attached to the Moose-Wilson Road shoulder and open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer months.

MacHutchon wrote he is more concerned about times with restricted visibility or when seasonally import food resources are in the area.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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