Reports & Publications

FWC Reports & Publications:

Black bear survey of the Big Bend of Florida (2007)

Non-invasive Assessment of Black Bear Movements and Abundance Relative to U.S.98 within the Aucilla Wildlife Management Area (2005)

Final Report: Statewide Assessment of Road Impacts on Bears in 6 Study Areas in Florida (2005) (7.3MB)

FAQ's: Statewide Assessment of Road Impacts on Bears in 6 Study Areas in Florida

Conservation Strategy For The Black Bear In Florida (2003)

Black Bear Habitat Management Guidelines for Florida (2001)

Black Bear Movements and Habitat Use Relative to Roads in Ocala National Forest, 2004 Final Report (2.8MB)

Status Reports To Commissioners:

Black Bear Status Report, October 2000

Status Reports Presented at Eastern Black Bear Workshops:

Florida Status Report, 1974, 2nd Eastern Black Bear Workshop

Florida Status Report, 1978, 4th Eastern Black Bear Workshop

Florida Status Report, 1984, 7th Eastern Black Bear Workshop

Florida Status Report, 1986, 8th Eastern Black Bear Workshop

Florida Status Report, 1988, 9th Eastern Black Bear Workshop

Florida Status Report, 1990, 10th Eastern Black Bear Workshop

Florida Status Report, 1992, 11th Eastern Black Bear Workshop

Florida Status Report, 1994, 12th Eastern Black Bear Workshop

Florida Status Report, 1996, 13th Eastern Black Bear Workshop

Florida Status Report, 1997, 14th Eastern Black Bear Workshop

Florida Status Report, 1999, 15th Eastern Black Bear Workshop

Florida Status Report, 2001, 16th Eastern Black Bear Workshop

Florida Status Report, 2003, 17th Eastern Black Bear Workshop

Note that the 1st, 3rd, and 5th EBBW do not have Florida status reports. No proceedings were printed for the 6th EBBW, held in Michigan in 1982.

Non-FWC Reports & Publications:

Ecology and Management of Saw Palmetto (2010)

Population Ecology of Black Bears in the Okefenokee-Osceola Ecosystem, Final Report (2005) NOTE:  This file is 14MB

Wildlife Use and Interactions with Structures Constructed to Minimize Collisions and Animal Mortality Along State Road 46, Lake County, Florida, (2003)

Federal Register (Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, 50 CFR Part 17, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants):

Notice of Finding on a Petition to List the Florida Black Bear (1990) which states that, "...the requested action may be warranted". Notice of petition finding (Vol. 56, No.4, pp 596-600, 1991) in which the Service made a "warranted-but-precluded finding".

Finding on a Petition to List the Florida Black Bear as a Threatened Species (1992) which states, "...the Service has determined that listing the Florida black bear as threatened is warranted but precluded by other higher priority actions...".

New 12-month Finding for a Petition to List the Florida Black Bear (1998) which states, "...that listing as threatened or endangered is not warranted".

Reexamination of Regulatory Mechanisms in Relation to the 1998 Florida Black Bear Petition Finding (2004) where the Service concluded, "...that the existing regulatory mechanisms applicable in 1998 are not inadequate and do not warrant listing the Florida black bear".



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