Know the Bear Facts


Black bears are the largest land mammal in New Jersey. They are an integral part of the state’s natural heritage and a vital component of healthy ecosystems.

Since the 1980s the Garden State’s black bear population has been increasing and expanding its range both southward and eastward from the forested areas of northwestern New Jersey. Within the most densely populated state in the nation, black bears are thriving and there are now confirmed bear sightings in all 21 of New Jersey’s counties.

The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife offers Know the Bear Facts educational seminars free of charge to schools and organized groups. Program participants learn about the natural history and biology of the Garden State’s largest land mammal, as well as about black bear research. Since black bears are found statewide, the program also provides practical information about coexisting with bears and tips on how to react if a black bear is encountered.

 Black Bears in New Jersey

AzureMasada Lodge #22
478 South Avenue East.
Cranford, NJ 07016
November 17, 2014
This is open to all!

Family, friends and the general public.

Featuring: State Biologist; Michelle Smith

By the: NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife

Any questions or concerns contact

John F. Dziedzic WM