Special Announcement - Lecture Series on Black Bears in the Shawangunks
Black bears are becoming more common in our area. Do you want to know more about them? Lectures about animals, including black bears, in the Schawangunk Mts. begin on Thursday, Jan. 24 in LC100.
Thursday, January 31, 7 p.m. Co-Existing with Black Bears: Biology, Behavior, and Management
Matthew Merchant, New York Department of Environmental Conservation
As with many wildlife species in New York and throughout the Northeast, black bears have gone through cycles of abundance, depletion, and recovery. New York’s bear populations have increased alongside ever-expanding development, bringing their world and ours closer together—often resulting in wildlife-human conflicts and negative health effects for bears. Matthew Merchant, Senior Wildlife Biologist with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, will share his experience working with bears and discuss the many things we can do to co-exist with these captivating animals.
This talk is part of the Free Shawangunk Ridge Lecture Series. The entire series of four lectures at SUNY New Paltz and two lectures at the Ellenville Public Library & Museum are described below.
Free Shawangunk Ridge Lecture Series
January 24 – February 28, 2008