DEEP ‘The State of the Bears’ Report March 2023

2023-03-13T13:09:13-04:00

In it annual report released March 2023, The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) analyzes black bear population growth and reveals the number of human/bear conflicts in 2022. Public sightings of bears have been collected by the Wildlife Division since bears began returning to the State in the 1980’s. Today, reports are used as a gauge of the population’s distribution as well as a broad index of where bears [...]