In 1990, Hunt found her foundation dog, Cassie, who "showed me it could be done." Cassie and her teammates now live and train with Hunt at the Wind River Bear Institute (WRBI) in Heber City, Utah.
CONTACT: Wind River Bear Institute, (435)654-6644, www.beardogs.org.
To prevent the needless killing of aggressive bears that no longer fend for themselves, rangers in parks such as Glacier depend on the efforts of the nonprofit Wind River Bear Institute
and bear biologist Carrie Hunt with her team of 60-pound Karelian bear dogs.