Florida Black Bear Seminar and Resources

Kathleen Smith leads a black bear seminar in 2011
Kathleen Smith leads a black bear seminar in 2011

On Friday, November 15, 2013, Kathleen Smith, biologist with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), will lead a CREW Strolling Science Seminar at the CREW Marsh Trails. In this strolling session, she shares the natural history of Florida’s black bears, information about human-bear interactions, and how you can help protect the species here in SWFL. You can register for this seminar here.

In addition, Kathleen has shared the following additional resources to help us all learn more about Florida’s ursine inhabitants:

Book: Living With Bears: A Practical Guide to Bear Country by Linda Masterson


Online resources:
FWC Bear Management Website

15 minute You Tube Video created by FWC about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf0cL6gUuXI

 Defenders of Wildlife – Black Bear Website http://www.defenders.org/florida-black-bear/florida-black-bears-101

Living with Bears http://www.livingwithbears.org/

 SFWMD Black Bear Website


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