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GMNF Food and Refuse Storage Requirements
« on: May 07, 2020, 09:38:09 AM »
Beginning in July 2019 Forest Service officials announced that they are  implementing a Forest Order for the entire Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) geared toward minimizing black bear and human encounters and interactions. The order specifies proper food storage and prohibits leaving food, or refuse on National Forest system lands in Vermont. The Order was issued to provide for visitor safety and the conservation of bears.

"GMNF visitors are now required to store unattended food in bear-resistant containers, in a vehicle, in solid non-pliable material or suspend food at least twelve (12) feet off the ground and not less than six (6) feet horizontally from any object. In addition, all refuse containing food materials or containers shall be deposited in receptacles provided for that purpose, removed from the Green Mountain National Forest to be disposed of properly, or stored in the manner prescribed for food."

Read more at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gmfl/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD645526

On the LT bear boxes are now located at:

Bear boxes are currently installed at:
Seth Warner Shelter
Goddard Shelter
Kid Gore Shelter
Story Spring Shelter
Stratton Pond Shelter
Peru Peak Shelter
Griffith Lake Tenting Area
Tucker Johnson Shelter
Stony Brook Shelter (AT)
Montclair Glen Lodge
Hump Brook Tenting Area
Bamforth Ridge Shelter
Long Trail end-to-end 2003