Black bear sighted on campus

Updated Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 4:52 p.m.

This morning, shortly after 8 a.m., a black bear was reported on the Troth Yeddha’ campus moving across Tanana Loop near North Tanana, headed into the woods. The sighting was confirmed by the UAF Police Department. Officers left the area when the bear reentered the woods. Reports noted the bear was not behaving aggressively and moving away from anyone in the area. The university sent a safety alert to the campus community and advised the Division of Alaska Wildlife Troopers to ensure people were notified of a bear in the area, so they could maintain awareness while on UAF trails and when walking through wooded areas on campus.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game resources are available for more information about bear, moose and general wildlife safety ( If you see a bear on the UAF trails, or elsewhere on campus, please keep your distance and do not approach. To report a non-emergency situation, please contact the UAF Police Department at 907-474-7721. In case of emergency, dial 911.

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