Black bear management

Black bears are extending their range in Alberta and can now be found in almost 75% of the province.

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Black bear management


Black bear range encompasses about 75% of Alberta where they inhabit most forested areas. As with most carnivores, management of black bears involves the management of people. Incorporating public values into management plans is essential, as human tolerance of black bears varies across the landscape. The Management Plan for Black Bears in Alberta outlines goals, objectives and management strategies for the future conservation of black bears in the province. It also reviews the biology of black bears, as well as their history and management.

Find out about the black bear management plan and rehabilitation program.