POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Deaths of grizzly bears and conflicts are down in the Yellowstone region this year from Wyoming to Idaho, but they're not out of danger yet.

This fall, bears will be preparing to hibernate and wildlife officials are ready to intervene.

According to the Powell Tribune , wildlife officials say the availability of more food is reducing bear and human confrontations.

So far this year, there have been 28 known grizzly deaths in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. In 2015, there were 61 known grizzly deaths.