St. John’s Medical Center hosts Community Presentation on Backcountry Preparedness

On Tuesday, June 12, the Community Health Information (CHI) Center at St. John’s Medical Center will host the community presentation “Summer Backcountry Preparedness” with Stephanie Thomas, AJ Wheeler, MD and Kate Wilmot.

Topics will include the bear population status in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, appropriate use of bear spray, what items you need to take on a day hike and simple steps to keep you safe in a backcountry emergency.

Stephanie Thomas is the executive director for the Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation and TCSAR member. Dr. AJ Wheeler is an emergency medicine physician and TCSAR member. Kate Wilmot is the bear management specialist for Grand Teton National Park.

The presentation will be held from noon - 1 pm in the Moose/Wapiti Classroom at St. John’s Medical Center. Call the CHI Center at 739-7244 for more information.