Bear group to talk about camping, hiking in bear country

Learn about hiking and camping in a year when the bear activity is particularly high, forcing the closures of many campsites in the Smokies.

The B.E.A.R. Taskforce will hold “B.E.A.R. Talk ... Hiking and Camping in Black Bear Country” on Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the library in Cashiers. Tanya Poole of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will be the speaker. Poole has been with the commission for nearly eight years, and is working on a master’s thesis titled: The Effects of Educational Strategies on Black Bear-Human Conflicts.

B.E.A.R.’s mission is to provide educational opportunities and resources to promote peaceful coexistence between humans and bears.


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