Wallowa-Whitman Officials Reopen Pittsburg Landing Campground
July 20, 2023
JOSEPH, ORE. — The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will reopen the Pittsburg Landing Campground on Friday, July 14. It has been closed since June 28 due to increased conflict between visitors and an adult bear habituated to human food, explains Sweyn Wall, Recreation Manager for the Hells Canyon Recreation Area.
“Our crews have been closely monitoring this situation,” said Wall. “It’s been several weeks since the bear was last seen near people. It has been observed eating natural food sources, which is a good sign.”
The Forest requires proper food storage in the Pittsburg Land...