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