The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is holding three public meetings to get input on bear management in south Florida – including the area near and around CREW. The Florida black bear was taken off the endangered species list two years ago – a testament to the recovery efforts to save this umbrella species.
Now, southwest Florida is seeing an increase in human-bear encounters – which don’t always end up good for the bears. People and bears can co-exist, but human actions play an important role in how well that works. These public meetings will provide information on bears and opportunities for the public to make comments.
Come learn and get involved. Your voice and your actions will make a difference for bears in southwest Florida. Meetings in our area are:
- Naples – June 26
- Lehigh Acres – July 1
Download the full Bear Management Workshop flyer